Former Twins outfielder Delmon Young was arrested after he choked and threatened a parking attendant at a Miami hotel Sunday night, police said.
Young, a 30-year-old who played for the Baltimore Orioles last year before being released in July, grabbed the attendant's neck and called him a "stupid Cuban," according to an arrest report. The attendant told police he had refused to let Young on an elevator to a club at the Viceroy Miami because the club was closed. Young left the area for a short time, then returned and attacked the attendant again, the report said.
The attendant got away and called police. Hotel security staff was familiar with Young and directed officers to his condominium, which is located in the hotel's rear tower.
Young told police he didn't know anything about the attack on the attendant, the report said. An officer went on to describe Young's behavior as belligerent.
Young was arrested and charged with battery. He was released Monday morning on $1,500 bail, according to jail records.
His attorney declined to comment Monday.
Young was suspended for seven days by Major League Baseball in 2012 after his arrest in New York City. Police said then Young yelled anti-Semitic epithets during a late-night, drunken tussle. He pleaded guilty later that year to aggravated harassment, was ordered to complete 10 days of community service and to enroll in a program at the Museum of Tolerance New York as part of the Manhattan District Attorney's office restorative justice program.
As a minor leaguer in 2006, Young was suspended 50 games for throwing a bat at an umpire.
Tigers' J.D. Martinez gets two-year deal
J.D. Martinez agreed to an $18.5 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding salary arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press. The 28-year-old, who batted .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBI in 2015, was eligible for arbitration through next year. He hit 23 homers in 2014 after he was released by Houston during spring training and the Tigers signed him.
Clippard goes to Diamondbacks
Two-time All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard agreed to a $12.25 million, two-year contract with Arizona. The righthander, who turns 31 Sunday, was 5-4 wth a 2.92 ERA last year with Oakland and the New York Mets.
Tuch lifts BC to Beanpot title
Alex Tuch, the Wild's 2014 first-round draft pick, scored 1 minute, 57 seconds into overtime, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament's 64-year history.
The rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute delay when a power surge knocked out the TV lights above the TD Garden rink.
Thatcher Demko stopped 30 BU shots for his school-record ninth shutout of the season. BC (20-4-4) has won six of the past seven Beanpots, the annual tournament that determines college hockey bragging rights in Boston.
Sean Maguire made 41 saves for the Terriers (16-8-4) and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. But he was beaten in overtime when Tuch took the puck in the middle of the ice near the blue line and wristed in the game-winner, his 11th goal of the season.
In the consolation game, Adam Gaudette had two goals and an assist, leading Northeastern to a 5-1 victory over Harvard.
AROUND THE HORN
Alpine skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than anticipated. The Olympic and world slalom champion announced she will compete Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, for the first time since tearing a ligament in her right knee in December. Originally, the American racer was targeting a March return for the World Cup finals — if she returned at all this season.
College football: Steve Spurrier has a new role at South Carolina — special assistant to President Harris Pastides and athletic director Ray Tanner. Spurrier resigned as football coach in October after 10-plus years in charge.