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Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek exchanged blows with a driver who had cut in front of him, defending himself when the motorist approached with a broken bottle, police said.

The case remains under investigation, but Hrbek is listed as the victim of the altercation Sunday morning, watch commander O. Pritchard in the suburban Minneapolis police department said Friday."It was wild," he said. "But it's over with. No big deal. I didn't press charges and it's all been taken care of."

Hrbek said the driver threw a punch at him while Hrbek was still in his car. Hrbek got out of the car and by then the other driver had reached under the front seat of his car for a bottle that he broke off.

Police said Hrbek was waiting for a stoplight, with a car behind him, KSTP-TV in Minneapolis said. When the light changed and Hrbek didn't start through the intersection, the car behind him sped around and cut in front of him, KSTP-TV reported.

Words and gestures were exchanged, the cars pulled over and Hrbek and the other motorist traded blows, the TV station said.