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Delmon Young's Arrest Draws Attention Of MLB, Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have issued a statement regarding Delmon Young's arrest this morning while the MLB pledged to look into the situation. Here is the club's statement, via Chris Iott of the Detroit Free Press:

We are aware of the situation, however it is our club policy not to comment on pending legal matters. 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. Per a provision in the Major League Baseball Basic Agreement, any allegation that involves alcohol is referred to MLB's Employee Assistance Program.

Young was arrested this morning following a physical altercation at a hotel in Manhattan in which Young allegedly yelled out anti-Semitic remarks. He is expected to be charged with a hate crime.

Young is hitting .242 with one home run and five RBIs so far this season. He is signed to a one-year contract for $6,725,000 and will become a free agent after the season.

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