Confirming a report from earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball just announced that Delmon Young has been suspended for seven days without pay following his arrest last week.
Young was charged with third-degree assault and an aggravated harassment hate crime for an alleged altercation outside the Tigers’ hotel in New York City last Friday morning.
The suspension is retroactive to April 27, so he’ll be eligible to return this Friday when the Tigers take on the White Sox.
Here’s the full statement from MLB:
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 27th, 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 4th. Young also will be required to participate in a treatment program as a part of the discipline related to this matter.
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig said: “Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game’s stature as a social institution. An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated. I understand that Mr. Young is regretful, and it is my expectation that he will learn from this unfortunate episode.”