Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins was optioned to Triple A Toledo on Wednesday, the team announced.
The move came after Collins directed an obscene gesture at home fans on Monday when he misplayed a ball in the sixth inning. Collins appeared to lose track of the ball in the lights, allowing it to drop in for a hit. The home fans started booing after the play and Collins responded by raising his middle finger to the crowd and cursing.
The 25-year-old apologized after the game and told reporters he felt embarrassed by the incident.