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UPDATED: Detroit Tigers release statement in regard to Delmon Young arrest

The Tigers have released their official statement in response to Delmon Young's arrest, and possible hate crime charges over anti-Semitic statements, after an early morning bar fight in Midtown Manhattan.


DETROIT - 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.

I doubt we'll get anymore reaction from the Tigers' brass in near future.

There's no word as of yet if Young will be with the Tigers in game one of their series with the New York Yankees tonight.

The Detroit Free Press has also posted a picture of Young doing the perp walk, being led out of a New York police station in handcuffs.

We'll continue to update the Young story as news breaks.

Updated 3:15 PM: With the team starting to arrive at Yankee Stadium for tonight's game, news is slowly trickling out in regard to Delmon Young's status.

Jim Leyland has Don Kelly starting in left field in place of Young, with newly called up Brad Eldred as the DH. Leyland is referring all questions to GM Dave Dombrowski. Dombrowski has announced he will talk to the media later today, once he arrives at the stadium.

We'll have much more after Dombrowski speaks.