Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait at Joker Marchant Staduim in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tigers' Delmon Young Returns From Suspension

Delmon Young is back after having served his punishment. His official punishment, anyway. Now he gets to deal with baseball fans.

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Delmon Young charged with aggravated harassment

The Tigers outfielder must serve 10 days community service as punishment for anti-Semitic remarks and tackling a passer-by.


Tigers Reinstate Delmon Young, Designate Brad Eldred For Assignment

Delmon Young’s seven-day suspension by MLB for his actions last Friday in New York ends Friday, and so the team is reinstating him to the active roster. Chris Iott:

The Detroit Tigers planned to reinstate Delmon Young from the restricted list today, the first day he was eligible to return from a seven-day suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. The only question centered around how the Tigers would make room for him.

The Tigers answered that question today when they designated the contract of Brad Eldred for assignment.

In removing Eldred from the roster, the Tigers retain Danny Worth, who had been recalled when Young was suspended. Worth has gone just 1-for-8, but Eldred was just 3-for-16 since joining the team.

The Tigers have to hope Young sticks to baseball and hits better than the .242 mark he had posted before last Friday’s unfortunate incident in New York City. Young will not, according to Iott’s article, be in the starting lineup for Friday’s game vs. the White Sox, but will be available off the bench.


Delmon Young Will Be Evaluated Monday, Could Return To Action This Week

Delmon Young will undergo a psychological and medical evaluation Monday, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters on Saturday. If he passes the evaluation, he could be activated from the restricted list and return to Detroit's lineup as soon as Tuesday.

Young, arrested early Friday morning following a physical altercation with four men outside his hotel, has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment. The incident has been classified as a hate crime, as Young allegedly used anti-Semitic slurs during the altercation. Dombrowski confirmed that Young was inebriated.

"Those situations themselves are concerning and not what you would like to see," Dombrowski said, according to the New York Times. "If the allegations are true, that is also concerning and not what you'd like to see happen. I do not know what happened there. I do know the other things."

"If he is cleared by the doctors, he would be in a position to play at that time," he added. "Everything at that point is still allegations."

Young has apologized for the incident. It's possible he will avoid punishment by the Tigers and Major League Baseball until his criminal case is complete.

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