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Delmon Young returns from week-long suspension, Tigers drop Brad Eldred

May 4, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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Delmon Young is back from his seven-day suspension and to make room for his return to the roster the Tigers designated Brad Eldred for assignment.

Eldred was called up last week after absolutely destroying Triple-A pitching and manager Jim Leyland talked about “running him out there” to see if he could provide some power, but he’s a 31-year-old journeyman with a sub par track record in the majors and obviously the Tigers weren’t exactly committed to giving him an extended look.

Leyland has already said that Young won’t immediately rejoin the starting lineup because he hasn’t been with the team in a week and the manager first wants him to get some practice reps. And of course Young was also hitting just .242 with a .644 OPS in 18 games before being arrested in New York last Thursday night/Friday morning on assault and hate crime charges.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Perhaps Leyland should tell Delmon that the ball is a Jewish umpire in disguise. Maybe then he could hit it.

  2. gordongetgo - May 4, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Oy vey!

  3. tacklemeelmo - May 5, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    Ugh.. Was hoping Eldred would get a little bit of a chance.. Dude was MASHING in AAA. Hope he gets a shot somewhere in the near future.

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