GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Reds announced on Wednesday that third base prospect Tanner Rahier was placed on unpaid administrative leave by the Commissioner's Office, pending an investigation of allegations after his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
"Upon conclusion of that investigation, Mr. Rahier may be subject to appropriate discipline. In the meantime, Mr. Rahier has been directed to comply with treatment prescribed by the Reds' Employee Assistance Program. The team will have no further comment until appropriate," the team said in a statement.
Rahier, 21, was arrested on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz., after he allegedly knocked his girlfriend unconscious with a rock following an argument outside a restaurant. According to multiple media reports, Rahier appeared intoxicated, but denied throwing rocks at the woman.
A second-round pick in the 2012 Draft, Rahier played last season with Class A Dayton and batted .238 with nine home runs and 54 RBIs. He was in the team's Minor League camp this spring.
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