COPY-Devil Rays prospect suspended 50 games for throwing bat at umpire

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay prospect Delmon Young has been suspended for 50 games without pay by the International League today for throwing a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest.

The 20-year-old Young is considered one of the best players in the minors and the brother of Detroit star Dmitri Young.The suspension is retroactive to April 27th, the day after Young tossed his bat in a Triple-A game while playing for Durham. The outfielder has agreed to perform at least 50 hours of community service, and can play again on June 19.The I-L issued an indefinite suspension following the incident at Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The umpire, filling in for striking minor league umps, was not injured.Delmon Young played for the Montgomery Biscuits last season and was named Southern League Player of the Year.

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