Tigers' Young put on restricted list

April 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list Saturday after he was arrested in connection with an alleged anti-Semitic incident.

Young, 26, was missing from the Tigers' lineup against the New York Yankees Friday following his arrest in New York on a misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge in which police allege the player attacked a man after yelling an anti-Semitic slur.

The Tigers in a statement issued Saturday indicated Young will be evaluated next week under terms of baseball's labor agreement.

Police allege an intoxicated Young got into a confrontation with a group of four men at the Hilton New York hotel 2:30 a.m. Friday, after the men were seen talking to panhandler wearing a yarmulke outside the hotel, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Young allegedly yelled "you bunch of (expletive) Jews" and pushed one of the men to the ground.

The outfielder was taken to a hospital to detoxify and later was booked into jail and released on $5,000 bond, the newspaper said.

"I sincerely regret what happened last night," Young said in a statement, going on to apologize to the Tigers and their fans.

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