MLB suspends Young for seven days
Young was arrested Friday morning in New York City on charges of misdemeanor aggravated harassment, with sources saying he was “highly intoxicated” when he got into an altercation that reportedly included Young yelling anti-Semitic epithets at a panhandler.
The Tigers, who were in New York for a three-game series with the Yankees last weekend, placed Young on the restricted list last Saturday after the incident occurred and recalled Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo to replace him.
"Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game's stature as a social institution," MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated. I understand that Mr. Young is regretful, and it is my expectation that he will learn from this unfortunate episode.”
Young will be eligible to be reinstated on May 4, when Detroit opens a three-game series with the White Sox in Chicago.
The team also said that Young will undergo alcohol and anger evaluation.
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