"He had certainly expressed to me he was in a different place in his life," St. Peter said. "He had learned from a variety of mistakes he had made in his life and he was looking forward to re-establishing a relationship with a lot of his teammates from his time in Minnesota, from people in the front office and, most importantly, with our fans. I know today that's something that he needs to deal with and he's very disappointed that that opportunity, at least in the short term, is not going to happen."
Knoblauch was voted into the Twins hall by a committee of voters that included some Twins employees and former players but also media members in the area. Knoblauch will not be listed as a member of the team's Hall of Fame and he will not have a plaque to commemorate the honor with the other members outside Target Field.
St. Peter said he cast a vote for Knoblauch on the ballot.
"I strongly had the belief that he was in a different place and that he had made amends and was looking forward to being a better husband and a better dad," St. Peter said. "Obviously we need to see what transpires, but it's disappointing, to say the least."