Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York and was accused of yelling anti-Jewish epithets at a group of tourists, tussling with them and tackling one to the ground in April, when the Tigers were in town to play the New York Yankees.
Young apologized to his team and was suspended without pay for seven days by Major League Baseball, costing him approximately $257,240 of his $6,725,000 salary. He batted .267 during the season with 18 homers and 74 RBIs, and hit three home runs and had a .313 batting average in the postseason.
He had a tying home run in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series. San Francisco won 4-3 in 10 innings to complete a sweep the Tigers.
Detroit is prepared to let the designated hitter sign with another team. Speaking at the general managers' meetings in Indian Wells, Calif., Tigers President Dave Dombrowski declined comment.
"Because he's a free agent," he said.
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