Leyland, Dombrowski Talk About Delmon Young:
Jim Leyland: "He's not playing tonight (Friday). He'll probably DH
the next two days." Leyland did say Young would be available to pinch
Dave Dombrowski: "It will not be us that monitors his rehab process,
that's done through the commissioner's office and the Players
Association. I think he's committed to making it happen, to do what is
necessary to help himself."
Dombrowski: "I've never felt he was anti-semitic. I've never had that
feeling. What it really comes down to… if we felt that he was, or any
of our players for that matter, it would not be tolerated. It would not
be acceptable. If we felt that he was, the situation would be handled
completely differently. That would not be tolerable, whatsoever."
Leyland on being without Young: "I would never make light of the situation, but you have to move on. We need him to hit."
Dombrowski says alcohol is served on the team plane. It's something that's constantly under review, but it will remain the same.
Dombrowski on the night of Young's arrest: "I was down there that
night… (several nods) without going in detail in that regard. I don't
condone what took place."
Young addressed the media earlier. He apologized to the fans, the Ilitch family and everyone affected. When asked if he is embarrassed, he said he has no one to blame but himself. He insists he is not anti-semitic. He is seeking treatment for alcohol. He met with a rabbi and talked about the situation and feels good going forward.