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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tigers place Delmon Young on the restricted list

Delmon Young, who was arrested for and arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge in New York on Friday, was "placed on the restricted list pending an evaluation at the beginning of the week per a provision in the Major League Baseball Basic Agreement" the Tigers announced Saturday morning.

Reserve infielder Danny Worth was recalled from Toledo to fill the roster spot.

Young was arrested in the wee hours of Friday morning after an altercation outside the Tigers' Midtown hotel (click here for the story). If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail the hate crime charge, which stems from his alleged shouting of anti-Semitic epithets during the fight.

Per The Associated Press, he posted a $5,000 bond at his afternoon arraignment hearing, and was released before the Tigers' night game at Yankee Stadium, but did not play. Young issued an apology to fans and the organization through his attorney before his arraignment.

The restricted list does not have any minimum or maximum time limit for a player's stay.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski had intended to speak with reporters about the incident either before or after Friday's game, but held off, according to a Tigers spokesman, because he was still working out several issues. The Tigers' only statement to date, issued early Friday, made clear the club's inability to comment on certain portions of the incident, due to legalities, as well as the incident falling under the purview of the MLB Employee Assistance Program, due to its alcohol-related nature.


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