Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was placed on the restricted list yesterday and is set to be evaluated by an independent evaluator assigned by Major League Baseball according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com.
Young was arrested on Thursday night, an off day prior to the Tigers’ series against the New York Yankees. He has been charged with a misdemeanor aggravated assault charge deemed to be part of a hate crime. Young was highly intoxicated and was witnessed screaming racial epitaphs toward members of the Jewish faith.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was twice quoted as the actions being “concerning”. Dombrowski called up Danny Worth to replace Young on the roster.
Young was released after posting a $5,000 bond and will be back in court on May 29th. He is being paid while on the restricted list. Young is hitting .242 with 1 HR and 5 RBIs this season.