Maura Johnston writes :

The Reds just designated danny graves for assignment. from the release:
Graves, 31, this season for the Reds went 1-1 with a 7.76 ERA and 10 saves in 20 relief appearances. He posted an ERA of 11.00 in 10 appearances in May, including a 30.38 ERA in his last 3 games.

I can’t help but wonder if this hastened his exit, too:

Reds reliever Danny Graves made an obscene gesture toward fans after being shelled and booed off the field in the Reds’ 9-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians Sunday, News 5’s George Vogel reported.

Graves (above) yelled at a fan and flipped the finger toward the scouts’ seats behind home plate after giving up five runs in the ninth inning.

Graves, who complained two weeks ago about home fans booing the Reds, told the Associated Press about Sunday’s incident: “I don’t know what he said. It’s not an issue. If they want to cuss at me, fine. One thing I said two weeks ago got blown out of proportion, and now it’s way out of proportion.”