Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young was arrested in Manhattan early Friday after he allegedly assaulted a man in front of a Midtown hotel, police sources said.
Cops were called to the hotel around 2:40am local time after Young, whose ballclub is in town to play the Yankees on Friday night, pushed the man to the ground, sources said.
Young, known for his powerhouse arm in the outfield, was "highly intoxicated," sources told The New York Post, and had to be taken to the hospital to sober up before being moved to a police precinct.
The victim suffered scratches on his arm and was treated at the scene.
Young, who has had problems controlling his temper in the past, was charged with assault in the third degree and is in custody while awaiting arraignment.
Young was first drafted into the Majors in 2003. He played for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2006 before being traded to the Minnesota Twins prior to the 2008 season.
Young stayed with the Twins until last season where he was traded to ...