Ervin is not in the starting nine versus the Pirates on Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Ervin will retreat to a spot on the pine after going 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts Friday. Mason Williams will start in the outfield in his place.
Ervin is not starting Wednesday against the Royals. Ervin has hit just .178 over his last 13 games. Scott Schebler will slide back to right field Wednesday with Dilson Herrera starting in left.
Ervin is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins. Ervin is hitting just .190 in September. Scott Schebler will slide over to left field in his absence, with Mason Williams starting in right.
Ervin is not in the lineup Thursday against the Marlins. Ervin will check out of the starting nine following a string of six consecutive starts. The outfielder is slashing .269/.335/.463 with seven homers and four stolen bases in 53 games since earning a promotion in mid July. Mason Williams will start in left field and hit sixth in this one.
Ervin went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, four runs scored and a walk in Friday's 12-6 win over San Diego. Ervin slugged a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Reds a one-run lead, and he followed with a two-run blast to right in the seventh. The 26-year-old can't be expected to put up this type of performance often, sitting with six home runs and 29 RBI through 62 games this season.