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Delmon Young charged with battery after allegedly choking valet

Free-agent outfielder Delmon Young was arrested Sunday night and charged with battery after allegedly choking and threatening a valet in Miami, according to multiple reports.

According to the police report, which was obtained by WPLG-TV in Miami, Young, 30, approached the Viceroy Hotel, where he is a resident, and asked the valet to open an elevator. The valet said that the elevator was closed because the club to which it went was closed.

According to the report, Young said, "Stupid Cuban, open the f------ door. I'm here. Now what?"

He was told again that the club was closed, and Young responded: "I'm going to f------ kill you, you Latin piece of s---." According to the report, Young then began to choke the valet.

After about five seconds, the valet was able to free himself. Young fled toward the back of the complex where he lives.

Police responding to the scene went to Young's apartment. According to the report, the officer was greeted by Young who was naked from the waist down. He was advised to put on clothes and provide identification.

Young was identified by the valet, according to the report, which also states that the incident was captured on video. Young was arrested at 10:15 p.m. This isn't his first run-in with the law.

Young was arrested in 2012 and pled guilty to aggravated harassment for yelling anti-Semetic slurs while intoxicated in New York City. He was suspended for seven days by MLB and ordered to undergo counseling.

Young was suspended 50 games while playing for the minor league Durham Bulls in 2006 for throwing a bat at an umpire.

He has played for five teams in a 10-year MLB career. He played in 52 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season, batting .270 with two home runs and 16 RBIs.