Tanner Rahier sat out the entire 2015 season of minor league baseball after an incident in March of 2015. Here’s what happened, according to the report:
According to authorities, Rahier and his girlfriend were at Pullano’s Pizza, where Rahier had argued with a bartender and was asked to leave. After leaving the restaurant, the couple began to argue and Rahier began throwing rocks.
One rock, reportedly about 8 inches in diameter, struck the woman in the head and knocked her unconscious. She remained hospitalized for the next week.
Rahier was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to injure. He also had been arrested in Oklahoma for public intoxication, according to police.
Since that time he’s had to complete anger management classes, do community service as well as complete substance abuse counseling (which he did through the Reds). Last week he was sentenced to two years probation over the incident. Major League Baseball placed him on the restricted list after the incident last year, but has not actually handed down a punishment for the incident.
With the case finally being over with in the legal system, and Major League Baseball seemingly having to have completed their own investigation (it has been 11 months since the incident took place), we may finally hear from them about whether he will be punished further or if the missed 2015 season is enough of a punishment. Of course, that is just from Major League Baseball. The Reds can also handle the situation on their end once a decision is made by Major League Baseball.