BOSTON -- By day, Delmon Young was in a Manhattan courtroom for a pretrial deposition on his aggravated assault charge from last month. By the time the Tigers took batting practice late Tuesday afternoon, Young was in uniform and on the field to hit.
Young was also in Detroit's starting lineup, contrary to previous plans. Manager Jim Leyland originally had Young out of the lineup but ready to come off the bench. Soon after posting his lineup, however, Leyland inserted Young, batting fifth in what has become his usual spot at designated hitter.
Don Kelly, who had been slated to play right field, was pushed out. Brennan Boesch went from DH to right field.
Young has not been offered a plea deal by prosecutors for the case in which he was accused of making anti-Semitic comments outside a New York hotel.
Young was arrested April 27 outside the team hotel. Young faces possible second-degree aggravated harassment in an investigation of the hate-crime language he may have used.
Because of the legal case, Young has yet to comment on the issue, though he has been adamant that he is not the type of person portrayed by the hate-crime investigation.
New York County Criminal Court Judge Abraham Clott adjourned Young's case until Aug. 2, currently scheduled as an off-day for the Tigers after a three-game series in Boston.