Chuck Knoblauch and family

Chuck Knoblauch joined by his wife Stacey, carries his two-year-old son Jake as he leaves a deposition on drugs in baseball before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington on February 1, 2008. (ASSOCIATED PRESS / February 1, 2008)

Former New York Yankees star Chuck Knoblauch surrendered to Houston authorities Tuesday after being charged with assaulting his wife, police said.

According to prosecutors, the former Major League Baseball star, choked and beat his wife Stacey Victoria Stelmach at her Memorial Villages home, after a heavy night of drinking. Knoblauch also took the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, officials said.

The altercation reportedly unraveled after Stelmach attempted to take his car keys away from him.

In court, Knoblauch, 41, was issued a no-contact order with Stelmach is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

An attorney for the four-time All Star said the incident was prompted by the tension built between two divorcing individuals, and insisted that the charges should not have been filed.

Knoblauch, who retired from the major leagues in 2003, played for the New York Yankees from 1998 to 2001.