Ervin is not in Sunday's lineup against the Pirates.
Brian O'Grady gets the start in center field and will hit eighth against righty Trevor Williams.
Ervin went 1-for-4 with a solo walk-off home run and a walk during the 4-3 extra-innings victory against the Phillies on Thursday.
While the 27-year-old has played in 75 games, he's only recorded 169 at-bats this year. He's made the most of his opportunities, though, posting a .296 average and .521 slugging percentage. Ervin has slumped a little lately, going 7-for-29 (.241) in his last 11 contests, but during that stretch he also has five extra-base hits, including three homers. Ervin also has six home runs, 18 RBI, 23 runs and three steals this year.
Ervin was added to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
Ervin was set to come off the bench Wednesday, but fellow outfielder Nick Senzel was scratched from the lineup for an undisclosed reason; and as a result, Brian O'Grady will start in center field, and Ervin will get the nod in left.
Ervin went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a victory over the Cardinals on Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader.
Ervin plated Cincinnati's first run with a single in the second and capped the scoring with a 408-foot solo shot to left field in the sixth. The multi-hit game was his eighth this season and upped his slash line to .310/.366/.532 over 172 plate appearances.
Ervin is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins.
Nick Senzel is back in the lineup after a two-game absence due to a thumb injury, leaving no room in the outfield for the Ervin. While making two starts in center field over the weekend in Pittsburgh, Ervin went hitless in seven at-bats.
Ervin will start in left field and will bat sixth Sunday against the Cardinals, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
He'll crack the lineup for a fourth consecutive game while Jesse Winker tends to a back injury. Winker is expected to be available off the bench for the series finale, suggesting that he could be ready to reclaim a starting role early during the upcoming week. Whenever Winker is ready to go, Ervin will likely shift back into a fourth-outfielder role and see most of his action against left-handed pitching.
Ervin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
He'll sit for the second time in the four-game series, with his only two starts coming against a pair of left-handed pitchers (Max Fried and Dallas Keuchel). Even with Cincinnati trading away another corner outfielder in Yasiel Puig earlier in the week, Ervin looks like he may end up sticking in a short-side platoon role.
Ervin is not starting Friday against Atlanta.
The playing time situation in the outfield corners in Cincinnati remains unclear following Yasiel Puig's departure. Ervin has started just one of the last three games, with Aristides Aquino and Jesse Winker each starting twice.
Ervin went 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk, three RBI and a run scored Tuesday in the Reds' 14-6 win over the Brewers.
Though he didn't start the contest, Ervin delivered the knockout blow upon stepping in as a pinch hitter for Jesse Winker in the fifth inning. He took advantage of the righty-on-lefty matchup with Brewers reliever Alex Claudio, smashing a bases-loaded triple to give the Reds an 8-0 lead. Ervin will remain on the bench for Wednesday's series finale but should see regular starts versus left-handed pitching while he's up with the big club.
Ervin hit a solo home run in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday against the Cardinals.
Ervin got the Reds on the board in the eighth inning with a solo blast, but St. Louis would take a 3-1 victory in the series finale. The 27-year-old has made the most of his opportunities so far this season, batting .347 with two home runs and 10 RBI over 35 contests.
Ervin went 6-for-6 with a double, a triple, a run scored, three RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's wild 17-9 win over the Rockies.
The six hits tied a franchise record for the Reds held by three other players, although it had been 70 years since anyone had joined the club. Ervin's steal was also his first of the year, and the huge performance boosted his slash line to .357/.410/.571, albeit in only 61 plate appearances. Despite the historic night, expect the 26-year-old to remain primarily a platoon option against LHP, limiting his fantasy appeal.
Ervin is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.
Ervin started all three games of the Reds' series with the Cubs over the weekend, going 5-for-10 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in those contests. Each of the starting assignments came with the Reds opposing left-handed pitchers, so Ervin looks like he'll merely serve as a short-side platoon option in the outfield. Jesse Winker will check back into the starting nine in favor of Ervin with right-hander Adrian Houser on the hill for Milwaukee.
Ervin started again in left field for the Reds on Saturday in place of Jesse Winker after going 2-for-4 with a homer and double in Friday's win over the Cubs.
It's interesting that he got the nod over Jose Peraza, who in the past got some starts in the outfield when the Reds were facing a left-hander on the mound. We'll see what happens again on Sunday with the Reds due to face another lefty.
Ervin replaced Nick Senzel in center field Friday night after Senzel left with a headache, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.
Since getting the call back up from Triple-A Louisville over the weekend, Ervin has gone 1-for-10 with six strikeouts, leaving him with a .192/.323/.308 slash line through 16 games in the majors this year.
Ervin was recalled by the Reds on Saturday.
Ervin has recorded an .838 OPS in 10 games for the Reds this season and owns an .867 OPS in 40 games for Triple-A Louisville. He'll likely fill a bench role during his time in Cincinnati. Wandy Peralta (hip) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Ervin was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Ervin had gone 4-for-16 with four walks in his 20 plate appearances for the Reds this season. He'll make way on the roster for reliever Matt Bowman, who was called up from Louisville in a corresponding move.
Ervin will start in right field and bat cleanup Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Ervin will assume Yasiel Puig's usual spot in the field and batting order while Puig tends to a sprained shoulder. The Reds are labeling Puig as day-to-day for the time being, but if he requires a trip to the injured list, Ervin could claim at least a short-side platoon role in the Cincinnati outfield.
Ervin was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
Ervin was hitting .228/.333/.315 with one home run and five steals in 25 games with Louisville. He will serve as the Reds' fourth outfielder.
Ervin was optioned to Triple-A Louisville before Wednesday's game against the Mets, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Ervin was the sacrificial lamb for the Reds' need to add an extra reliever following an extra-inning game Tuesday and a game Monday where the relievers covered 5.1 innings. With Nick Senzel due up Friday, Ervin would have likely been sent down then anyhow.
Ervin is picking up a start in center field Wednesday against the Braves.
Ervin pinch hit for Jesse Winker in the middle of the Reds' big rally Tuesday night with a lefty on the mound and drew a bases-loaded walk. He'll get a chance to play a full game with righty Mike Soroka on the mound, batting seventh.
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