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DURHAM, N.C. - Devil Rays top prospect Delmon Young returned to the field on Monday night for the Triple-A Durham Bulls, having served a 50-game suspension for throwing his bat at an umpire on April 26.

   ""First of all, I'd like to apologize to the Devil Rays, the fans, my teammates and everyone out there for my actions back in April,'' Young said Monday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

   Young, 20, spent much of his suspension working out in St. Petersburg and doing community service work that was part of the disciplinary action handed down.

   He said he learned from the experience and was eager to return to the field.

   ""I want to come out here and play baseball and come out here and have fun and try and move on with it,'' Young said.

   Young was expected to be called up to the major leagues at some point this season. How much the 50-game absence impacts those plans remains to be seen.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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