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“We can’t comment because we’re still gathering information,” Torre said.

Young went 0 for 3 with a walk in a 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. He is hitting .242 with one home run and five RBIs, is signed to a one-year contract for $6,725,000 and can become a free agent after the season.

In 2006, Young was suspended for 50 games without pay by the International League for throwing a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest. Young, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft, was ejected in the first inning after taking a called third strike. He lingered in the batter’s box, walked away and then threw his bat end over end at the umpire, hitting him in the chest.

The Tigers called up Brad Eldred from Triple-A Toledo after Detroit’s sixth loss in seven games on Thursday. Eldred was hitting .388 with 13 HRs and 35 RBIs in20 games for Toledo and Leyland indicated that he would see significant time as the designated hitter.

Young is due back in court May 29.


Associated Press writers Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz contributed to this report.