Former Oriole Delmon Young arrested on battery charge in Miami Sunday

Former Orioles outfielder Delmon Young was arrested late Sunday night in Miami on a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly choking and threatening to kill a valet, police said Monday.

According to the report, the attendant refused Young entry into an elevator that led to a closed nightclub at the Viceroy hotel. Police said Young shouted, "Stupid Cuban. Open the [expletive door]," then walked away for a moment before returning.


Young then yelled, "I'm gonna [expletive] kill you, you Latin piece of [expletive]," according to the report, before reaching over the valet stand and grabbing the man's neck for about five seconds.

After police arrived at his home, the report states that Young answered the door "naked from his waist down," and "was unsteady on his feet and spoke with slurred speech."

After he was identified on the scene by the attendant, Young told the officer, "I'll slap you in the face with money you [expletive] Cuban," per the report.

Young, 30, was responsible for the Orioles' most memorable win in recent years with his bases-clearing, three-run double that ultimately won the Orioles Game 2 of the 2014 American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers.

That season, his first with the Orioles, the former first overall draft pick hit .302/.337/.442  with seven home runs in 83 games.

He was a productive pinch hitter and bench player in that span, but was batting .270 with a .628 OPS when the Orioles designated him for assignment on July 1. He has been out of baseball since.

Before he joined the Orioles, Young had dealt with public issues like this before. He pleaded guilty to harassment after an April 2012 altercation in which he yelled anti-Semitic comments outside of his Manhattan hotel.

WPLG TV-10 in Miami first reported the arrest.

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