Da Meat Hook's in it pretty deep now...
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- A judge issued an arrest warrant for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young after he and his attorney failed to appear at a scheduled court hearing Tuesday.
Young is charged with domestic violence and is accused of choking a 21-year-old Toledo, Ohio, woman on April 14 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
A judge ruled Tuesday that information provided by Young's attorney on the player's whereabouts did not meet a requirement that he leave the state only for work-related purposes. Judge Diane D'Agostini of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills issued a bench warrant.
Young's attorney, William Swor, and the Tigers declined to comment.
Neither Swor nor Young were present for a pretrial hearing on the case Monday. Swor faxed a request to D'Agostini on Monday afternoon, asking that the pretrial hearing be delayed because he was scheduled to be in federal court in Miami for a different case.
At Tuesday's hearing, Assistant Oakland County prosecutor Tare Wigod told D'Agostini that Swor told him Young had a medical emergency and was out of state.
But D'Agostini rejected the request for a delay and demanded proof by the end of the day that Young was housed at a legitimate medical facility. She also ordered Swor to appear in her courtroom on Friday.
The court received a fax from Swor but it did not reflect the conditions of his bond -- specifically, the requirement that Young leave the state only for work, court administrator Jim Harkins said. He declined to reveal the contents of the fax.
A message seeking comment was left for Adam Katz, Young's agent.
If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, the 32-year-old Young could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Young is in his 11th major league season and fifth with Detroit. He was hitting .169 in 59 at-bats with four RBIs when he was placed on the disabled list late last month with an irritation of a strain in his right quadriceps.