(NEW YORK) — Because of his recent arrest in New York City, Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been placed on the team’s restricted list.
Young was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly shoved a man to the ground while yelling anti-Semetic remarks towards him. As a result, Young was formally arraigned with a hate-crime harassment charge.
He will remain on the restricted list at least until next week while his legal issues are being figured out. Young will be paid during his time away from the team, but the Tigers have the option of voiding his contract he allegedly committed a hate crime. He is making $6.73 million this season.
The 26-year old Young was the number one pick in the 2003 draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Because of various behavioral issues and inconsistency at the plate, Young spent only two sesons with Tampa Bay before he was traded to the Minnesota Twins. Now with the Tigers, Young was batting .242 with one home runs and five runs batted in.
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Jill Martin, CNN