Major leaguer Delmon Young was arrested in Miami last night after allegedly choking and threatening a valet attendant, and using ethnic slurs. Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ in Miami was the first to report Young’s arrest. HardballTalk has independently confirmed the report after speaking to the Miami Police Department. The actual police report can be read below.
According to the report, Young was angry that a valet at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami wouldn’t open a door with access to a club. He allegedly put his hands around the valet’s throat and said “Stupid Cuban, open the f***ing door,” and “I’m gonna f***ing kill you, you Latin piece of s**t.” Young, who lives at the Viceroy, fled the scene and was later arrested in his room. He initially denied that he took part in the confrontation but the valet identified him to police officers. When he was being arrested Young allegedly told the police officer “I’ll slap you in the face with money you f***ing Cuban.” Oh, and he was naked from the waist down when he first opened the door for the police and appeared to be intoxicated, slurring his speech.
As you no doubt recall, Young was arrested in New York in 2012 and eventually pled guilty for harassing people on the street and using antisemitic slurs while appearing in a “highly intoxicated” state.
Young, 30, hit .270/.289/.339 in 52 games for the Orioles last year. He has played for the Devil Rays and Rays, the Twins, the Tigers and the Phillies before two seasons in Baltimore. The veteran of ten major league seasons is a free agent right now. And, from the sound of things, he’s likely to stay that way indefinitely.
Here’s the police report:
Delmon Young Police Report EDITED
Bruce Bochy won his 800th game as the Giants’ manager in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, as his club pulled out a walk-off 8-7 victory against the Phillies. He leads active managers in wins with 1,751 and joins Sparky Anderson as the only managers in baseball history to win 800-plus games with two different teams, as MLB’s Stat of the Day Twitter account notes.
Bochy managed the Padres from 1995 to 2006, winning one pennant in 1998. The Giants hired him in 2007 and he’s been with them ever since, leading them to three championships.
Bochy is 16th all-time in wins as a manager. He needs 18 more to tie Jim Leyland at 1,769.
Sunday’s win was the Giants’ 49th of the season, moving into the National League lead at 49-28. Only the Rangers (49-27) have a better record in baseball.
Mets starter Steven Matz has a bone spur in his left elbow, which could require surgery once the season is over, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Matz has dealt with elbow problems throughout this season and even missed a start last month because of it.
Matz doesn’t seem worried about it, even though he was knocked around by the Braves to the tune of six runs over 4 1/3 innings in his last start:
“I mean it’s been tight, but it’s fine,” Matz said. “I mean I was able to throw the ball fine the first four innings. I was leaving the ball up and they were capitalizing. They were hitting the ball really hard that inning. They were aggressive the whole game and they got to me.”
Matz is unlikely to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday night against the Nationals. The 25-year-old lefty has a 3.29 ERA with a 73/15 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings.
The Athletics have claimed pitcher Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the club designated Eric Surkamp for assignment.
Tepesch made a spot start for the Dodgers on Friday in a loss against the Pirates, serving up five runs on seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts over four innings. The Dodgers designated him for assignment on Saturday.
Tepesch, 27, has a career 4.68 ERA over 223 career innings in the majors. He’ll serve as rotation depth for the A’s.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed on Monday that starter Clayton Kershaw has been receiving treatment for back discomfort, ESPN’s Doug Padilla reports. Roberts added that the lefty’s back issue wasn’t a factor in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Pirates. Kershaw lasted only six innings and yielded four runs on nine hits and two walks with only four strikeouts.
Kershaw’s back has been an “off-and-on issue,” according to Roberts. He is still expected to start on Friday against the Rockies.
Kershaw is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA and a 145/9 K/BB ratio in 121 innings this season. He’s tied for the league lead in wins, and leads all major league starters in innings pitched, strikeouts, K/BB ratio (16.11), WHIP (0.727), complete games (three), shutouts (three).
The Dodgers have been bitten hard by the injury bug this season, especially in the pitching department. Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chin-Hui Tsao, Yimi Garcia, and Alex Wood are all currently sidelined. Kenta Maeda is day-to-day with a bruised lower right leg.