New York, NY – Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was suspended for seven days by Major League Baseball on Monday, three days after his arrest in New York City.
The New York Post cited police sources Friday as saying Young got into a confrontation with a group of people outside a hotel room at about 2:40 a.m. (et) and started shouting remarks about Jewish people.
The incident turned physical with Young allegedly scratching a 32-year-old man during the fracas and pushing him down in a hotel lobby.
"We are aware of the situation, however it is our club policy not to comment on pending legal matters," the Tigers said in a statement at the time. "As we understand it, this is an allegation and we need to allow the legal process to take its course. It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time."
Young, the Post reported, was highly intoxicated and had to be taken to a local hospital to sober up before being transported to a police station.
Young entered Friday's action hitting .242 in 18 games with a home run and five runs batted in. He is hitless in his last 11 at-bats.
The Tigers acquired Young last August from Minnesota for the stretch run and signed him to a one-year contract this offseason.