Reds prospect arrested for “allegedly knocking a woman unconscious with a rock”

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Reds prospect and 2012 second-round draft pick Tanner Rahier was arrested Saturday in Arizona and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say “he allegedly knocked a woman unconscious with a rock outside a restaurant.”

More details from MLB.com:

Rahier, 21, allegedly threw a rock at a woman in the parking lot outside Pullano’s Pizza following an argument. According to KPHO.com, the woman had been dating Rahier for about a month and was with him at the restaurant, which is about 25 miles northeast of the Reds’ spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona.

According to the report, Rahier was intoxicated and refused to pay his bill when he started to argue with the woman, whose name was not released. She managed to get Rahier outside into the parking lot, where he reportedly began throwing rocks at her.

Rahier ran from the scene and then, when police caught him, claimed he wasn’t intoxicated and he didn’t know the woman.

Red Sox employees “livid” over team pay cut plan

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Even Drellich of The Athletic reports that the Boston Red Sox are cutting the pay of team employees. Those cuts, which began to be communicated last night, apply to all employees making $50,000 or more. They are tiered cuts, with people making $50-99,000 seeing salary cut by 20%, those making $100k-$499,000 seeing $25% cuts and those making $500,000 or more getting 30% cuts.

Drellich reported that a Red Sox employee told him that “people are livid” over the fact that those making $100K are being treated the same way as those making $500K. And, yes, that does seem to be a pretty wide spread for similar pay cuts. One would think that a team with as many analytically-oriented people on staff could perhaps break things down a bit more granularly.

Notable in all of this that the same folks who own the Red Sox — Fenway Sports Group — own Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, and that just last month Liverpool’s pay cut/employee furlough policies proved so unpopular that they led to a backlash and a subsequent reversal by the club. That came after intense criticism from Liverpool fan groups and local politicians. Sox owner John Henry must be confident that no such backlash will happen in Boston.

As we noted yesterday, The Kansas City Royals, who are not as financially successful as the Boston Red Sox, have not furloughed employees or cut pay as a result of baseball’s shutdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps someone in Boston could call the Royals and ask them how they managed that.