Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young will be suspended by Major League Baseball for his alleged anti-Semitic outburst and drunken assault during an altercation in the wee hours of Friday morning. No details on the length of the suspension have been released.
Young was placed on the restricted list by the Tigers, leaving him off of the 25 man active roster. The outfielder is scheduled to make $6.75 million this season, and since Detroit announced that Young will undergo alcohol and anger counseling because of the incident, it’s unlikely that the team will seek to void its contract with the player.
Update: According to a press release from MLB, Young will be suspended for seven days:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been suspended for seven days without pay, retroactive to Friday, April 27, for the incident that occurred in New York last week.
Young will be eligible to be reinstated from the Restricted List prior to Detroit’s game on Friday, May 4. Young also will be required to participate in a treatment program as a part of the discipline related to this matter.