Graves made obscene hand gesture toward fan

Updated: May 25, 2005, 2:57 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Closer Danny Graves was let go by the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, a day after he made an obscene hand gesture at a fan taunting him over his latest poor performance.

The club's career saves leader was shocked by the decision to designate him for assignment, a move that ended his eight-year career in Cincinnati. The Reds have 10 days to trade him or put him on waivers.

"I always knew this day would come," Graves said. "I didn't think it would be so soon."


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