Cincinnati Reds prospect sentenced on aggravated assault charges

Phoenix, AZ — A minor league prospect with the Cincinnati Reds has been sentenced on aggravated assault charges.

On Thursday, a judge sentenced Tanner Jeremy Rahier to two years of supervised probation.

Glendale police said he threw a rock and struck his girlfriend in the head outside a Glendale restaurant in 2014,

Rahier reportedly had refused to pay his tab at Pullano’s Pizza and started to argue with the bartender. His girlfriend tried to talk with him to get him away and he started arguing with her, according to police.

She was able to get him into the parking lot of the restaurant at 13848 N. 51st Ave., where police say that’s where he started throwing rocks at her.

One of the rocks struck the woman on the left side of her head, leaving a deep cut and knocking her unconscious.

The woman told police she had been dating Rahier for about a month.

Police said Rahier was intoxicated.

Rahier denied throwing rocks at the victim and said he does not know her, according to police.

Rahier was booked into jail on one count of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of assault with intent to injure.

Just after Rahier’s arrest, the Reds released this statement:

“As a result of a March 7 arrest, Reds minor league player Tanner Rahier has been placed on unpaid administrative leave by the Commissioner’s Office, pending an investigation of these allegations. Upon conclusion of that investigation, Mr. Rahier may be subject to appropriate discipline.”

Rahier, the Reds’ second-round pick in the 2012 Draft out of Palm Desert High School in California, appeared in 274 Minor League games over three seasons.

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