Delmon Young Arrested: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 8, 2016

Veteran MLB outfielder Delmon Young was arrested Sunday night in Miami and charged with one count of battery after allegedly choking and threatening to kill a valet employee at the Viceroy hotel.

Peter Burke of Local10.com reported the news Monday, noting Young also allegedly used derogatory slurs in addition to physical violence.

"Stupid Cuban. Open the (expletive) door. I'm here. Now what?" Young said during the altercation, according to the police report. He later reportedly said to the valet attendant, "I'm gonna (expletive) kill you, you Latin piece of (expletive)."

The police report also indicated Young was slurring his speech and was unsteady on his feet when police arrived at his condominium after the incident. Per the police report, Young told one of the officers, "I'll slap you in the face with money, you (expletive) Cuban."

Per Burke, Young was booked at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Andy Slater of SlaterScoops.com reported Young bonded out Monday afternoon.

Young played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 and 2015 and is now a free agent. The 30-year-old was arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge in 2012 after reportedly using anti-Semitic slurs during a fight in New York City.

In the minor leagues in 2006, Young was ejected from a game for protesting a third-strike call by staying in the batter's box. He flung his bat at the umpire as he headed to the dugout.

The most notable accomplishment of Young's playing career came in 2012, when he played for the Detroit Tigers. Young was named the American League Championship Series MVP after a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees during which he hit .353 with two home runs and six RBI. He's otherwise struggled to fulfill his promise as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 MLB draft.

Young appeared in only 52 games for Baltimore in 2015, batting .270 with two home runs and 16 RBI.

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