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Delmon Young returns from suspension Friday, but won’t start for Tigers immediately

May 2, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Delmon Young‘s seven-day suspension ends Friday, but manager Jim Leyland doesn’t plan to immediately put Young back in the Tigers’ lineup.

Leyland told Jason Beck of MLB.com that Young “will not play Friday because he needs to get back into a routine a little bit, get out on the field, taking fly balls, BP on the field, all that kind of stuff.”

Young will be reinstated to the active roster, so he may wind up getting into the game off the bench, and if nothing else he’ll resume getting paid after losing about $250,000 in salary during the suspension.

Young is currently barred from being in the Tigers’ clubhouse or dugout following his late Thursday night/early Friday morning arrest on assault and hate crime charges in New York.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 2, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Cut him from the team.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    What is the difference between MLB suspending him and the Tigers placing him on the restricted list? Does one supersede the other? Can the Tigers still keep him on the restricted list even though he has served a suspension, or would that be like double-jeopardy (but not the fun, Alex Tribek kind)? Seems like the team should be able to have some say in whether they have to play him.

    Is there a large Jewish community in Detroit?

    • phukyouk - May 2, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      yes there is but whats that got to do with anything? im not sure but i assume you are comparing this to the Ozzie “castro” incident?

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

        Sure. General moral outrage does not inspire the same sort of passion as personal insult. Ronan Tynan (obnoxious Irish tenor who used to sing at Yankee games) was run out of NYC for making an anti-Semitic wise crack in New York, but the folks in Boston hired him for some of their games immediately after. Demographics matter.

  3. racksie - May 2, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Leyland told Jason Beck of MLB.com that Young “will not play Friday because he needs to get back into a routine a little bit, get out on the field, taking fly balls, BP on the field, all that kind of stuff.”————————————————
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    Taking fly balls? That’s just piling on, Leyland.

  4. pisano - May 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    They ought to send this jerk to charm school.

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