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Former Twins OF Delmon Young to valet: "Stupid Cuban, open the fucking door"

The former Twin has become a MLB journeyman at the ripe age of 30.

The former Twin has become a MLB journeyman at the ripe age of 30.

Nothing shows an athlete's commitment to off-season training quite like clubbing. Former Minnesota Twins outfielder and now MLB-free agent Delmon Young was doing just that last Sunday in south Florida.

According to Miami Police, the 30-year-old ballplayer, who spent the last two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, walked from his condo to the Viceroy Hotel. The 250-pound Young ordered the Club 50 valet to open the nightclub's elevator access door so he could join the festivities. Small problem, the 5'7, 150-pound doorman told Young: The place is closed.

"Stupid Cuban. Open the fucking door," Young fired back. "I'm here. Now what?"

 

The valet reiterated the club wasn't doing business. But Young, who reportedly was less than sober, again demanded entrance, threatening, "I'm gonna fucking kill you, you Latin piece of shit." 

Young grabbed the outsized obstructionist by the throat and choked the man for about six seconds.

"I'll slap you in the face with money, you fucking Cuban," said Young.

With the 21-year-old doorman resolute, the alleged perp left the scene on foot.

He was easy to track down. Hotel security told police Young was a fixture locally and lived right around the corner. According to responding officers, Young appeared in the doorway of his condo "naked from [the] waist down." Police also noted he was "unsteady on his feet and spoke with slurred speech.”

Young denied any knowledge of the incident, although it was captured in its entirety by surveillance cameras.

He's been charged with battery.

Young spewing bigoted epithets is not without precedent. He was arrested in 2012 and pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for yelling anti-Semitic slurs while drunk in New York City. He was ordered to undergo counseling, received a seven-day suspension from Major League Baseball, and was sentenced to 10 days of community service.

The No. 1 pick of the 2003 draft, Young has played for five teams over 10 seasons. He most recently played in 52 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015, batting .270 with two home runs and 16 RBIs before being released on July 9. 

Young played three seasons for the Minnesota Twins. In 2010, he appeared in 153 games, batting .298 with 21 home runs and 112 RBIs. He finished 10th in American League MVP voting. The Twins traded him to the Detroit Tigers in August 2011.