Graves Out

Reds cut Graves

The Cincinnati Reds have designated closer Danny Graves, the team's career saves leader, for assignment.

The decision comes a day after Graves made a hand gesture at a taunting fan. That incident came after Graves gave up five ninth-inning runs in Cincinnati's 9-to-2 loss to Cleveland yesterday.

Fans at Great American Ball Park booed him as he left the field.

The Reds now have ten days to trade him or put him on waivers. The 31-year-old reliever is 1-and-1 with a seven-point-76 ERA this season.

Replacing Graves for tonight's game against the Washington Nationals is AAA player Randy Keisler.

Keisler, 29, will wear uniform number 57. He has spent the entire season at Louisville and went 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA and 1 save in 9 appearances, including 7 starts.