Tigers’ Young suspended seven days by MLB

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball announced that it has suspended Tigers outfielder Delmon Young for seven days without pay on Monday for the incident that led to his arrest April 27 in New York.

The suspension is retroactive to April 27, so Young is eligible to come off the Tigers’ retroactive list and play on May 4. The Tigers host the White Sox that night.

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski addressed the media while Monday’s Tigers-Royals game was under a rain delay.

“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,” Dombrowski said.

Young also is required to participate in a treatment program as a part of his discipline.

According to the AP, Young stands to lose $258, 197 in salary.

Dombrowski said the Tigers won’t add to baseball’s discipline.

“Under major league baseball situation, there is no dual discipline from the commissioner’s office or us. That’s been pretty much the standard for years,” he said.

As for when Young will be re-inserted into the lineup, Dombrowski said that’s up to manager Jim Leyland.

In a released statement, baseball commissioner 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.”

Young was at Comerica Park Monday, though the team said he would not speak with the media.

Young hasn’t played since being arrested early Friday morning, after an altercation at the Tigers’ hotel.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has said that Young will return to the lineup when the MLB allows it.

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