From the Dallas Morning News’ Jeff Moiser.

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers has agreed to take an anger management class, and in return, a pending assault charge would be reduced to the equivalent of a traffic ticket.

Mr. Rogers was charged with assaulting Larry Rodriguez, a photographer for KDFW-TV (Channel 4), before a June 2005 game at Ameriquest Field in Arlington.

If Mr. Rogers completes the anger management course by July 28, the charge will be reduced to a Class C misdemeanor, which includes no jail time.

Boston has picked up Hee-Seop Choi, who was waived earlier today by the Dodgers. We can only hope the South Korean first baseman will continue making periodic contributions to Yard Work once he’s firmly ensconced at Fenway.