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Former Tigers DH Young sentenced to probation

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Former Detroit Tigers player
Dmitri Young was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation for
assaulting his former girlfriend.

Young pleaded no contest in June to a domestic violence charge
but changed his plea to guilty Tuesday so the case can be dismissed
in a year. He was accused of assaulting 21-year-old Michelle
Schumaker of Toledo, Ohio, at a Birmingham hotel April 14. Young
had faced up to three months in jail and a $500 fine.

"I'm sorry that the incident happened," Young told Judge Diane
D'Agostini. He then turned to Schumaker and said, "Michelle, I'd
like to apologize for what happened and I wish you the best of
luck."

D'Agostini denied Young's request to complete his probation in
his home state of California or to travel to Florida to visit
family.

The Tigers released the designated hitter Sept. 6. He spent 30
days at a California rehabilitation center this summer for
depression and alcohol abuse.