Former Twins outfielder Delmon Young faces battery charges after his arrest Sunday night at a hotel in Miami, according to a television station report. A police report said that Young, who played for the Twins from 2008-2011, allegedly grabbed a hotel employee by the neck and threatened to kill him after being denied admission to a hotel night club.
Young, 30, allegedly used anti-Cuban slurs both at the hotel and again when police went to his condominium.
Miami television station WPLG reported: "According to a Miami police report, Young grabbed a valet attendant by his neck and started to choke him after the attendant refused to let him into an elevator at the Brickell hotel. The attendant told Young that the club was closed but Young became irate and said, 'Stupid Cuban. Open the (expletive) door. I'm here. Now what?' "
The TV station also reported that when police went to his condominium, "Young opened the door, naked from the waist down, so one of the officers asked him to get dressed, the report said...
"Police said Young was belligerent and told an officer, 'I'll slap you in the face with money, you (expletive) Cuban."
The outfielder, who is currently a free agent, was booked into jail.
In 2012, Young was arrested outside a New York City hotel after getting into a fight during which he allegedly yelled anti-Semitic slurs. Young pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 10 hours of community service and completed a restorative justice program. He was playing for the Detroit Tigers at the time.