The Detroit Tigers have placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list Saturday and said he would be evaluated under baseball's employee assistance program following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge for an encounter at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said that he expects Young to return to the lineup if he is cleared by the evaluation. That could happen as soon as Monday, he said.
Dombrowski said that Young was "extremely remorseful, extremely apologetic" about the events of early Friday morning. Around 2:30 a.m., Young shouted anti-Semitic epithets after a group of about four tourists were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke and a Star of David around his neck, according to police.