Report: Tigers DH Young charged with domestic violence

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Free Press reported Thursday that Detroit Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young has been charged with domestic violence after a former girlfriend accused him of choking her.

According to the newspaper, Young was charged on Tuesday and is expected to surrender to authorities on Monday.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Young, 32, and the 21-year-old woman were staying at a hotel in suburban Detroit on April 14 when she claimed he attacked her.

“It’s a bum deal,” Young told the Free Press. “Unfortunately, it’s public knowledge. I don’t see this person anymore.”

Young is batting just .192 with four RBI in 13 games with the Tigers this season. He spent most of April on the disabled list with a right quad strain. Young hit .271 with 21 homers and 72 RBI last season.

Young’s younger brother, Delmon, was suspended for 50 games without pay by the International League for throwing a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest in an April 26 game.

Delmon Young was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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Updated Thursday, May 18, 2006