Minor leaguer charged with punching guest at Minnesota hotel


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A minor league baseball player has been charged with assault for allegedly punching a wedding guest in the face at a hotel where his team was staying for a series against the St. Paul Saints.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/2uHbfB7 ) 24-year-old Anthony Craig Cheky, of Portage, Indiana, was charged Monday with third-degree felony assault. He was an outfielder with the Gary SouthShore RailCats, who were in St. Paul for a three-game weekend series.

The complaint says the victim was at a wedding reception when a man he didn’t know walked up and punched him in the face unprovoked. He suffered a broken nose.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports (http://bit.ly/2tNrW1h ) the RailCats released Cheky, who was benched for Sunday’s game.

Court records don’t list an attorney for him.

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