Ervin cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Atlanta's alternate site, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Ervin's .247/.322/.406 slash line through 660 career plate appearances at the highest level is nothing special, but it's still somewhat surprising that none of the other 29 teams found him worthy of at least a fifth outfielder spot. He'll remain a depth option in Atlanta going forward.
Ervin was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Saturday.
Ervin was claimed off waivers by Atlanta prior to spring training and hit .276 with two RBI and one stolen base in 18 spring games this year. However, he was unable to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster and could have to settle for a minor-league role to begin the regular season.
Ervin was claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Monday.
Ervin now finds himself with his fourth organization in the last six months. He opened last year with the Reds before being dropped from the roster in August and claimed by the Mariners, where he spent the rest of the campaign. He then spent a pair of months in the Cubs' organization over the winter before being waived and picked up by Atlanta. The constant moves align with Ervin's resume, as his career .247/.322/.406 line in 660 career plate appearances is good enough to deserve a bench spot but not good enough that any given team feels compelled to guarantee him a job. Whether or not he finally finds stability in Atlanta remains to be seen.
Ervin was designated for assignment Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Ervin was claimed off waivers from Seattle in December, but the Cubs evidently no longer saw the need to keep him around after signing Jake Marisnick to be a bench outfielder. Ervin's track record suggests that he'd make a fine bench outfielder himself, as he owns a career .247/.322/.406 line and can fill in at center field, but the fact that he hit just .149/.292/.189 in 89 trips to the plate last season may scare away potential suitors.
Ervin was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Tuesday.
Ervin appeared in 37 games for the Reds and Mariners last season but had very little success, hitting just .149/.292/189. He hit a respectable .262/.326/.438 over his first three partial seasons, however, making him at least a decent bench option if he returns to form.
The Mariners designated Ervin for assignment Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Keynan Middleton, whom the Mariners signed to a one-year deal in a corresponding move. After being scooped up off waivers from the Reds in September, Ervin struggled at the dish during his one-month stint in Seattle, slashing .205/.340/.282 with three doubles and no home runs.
Ervin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Ervin is 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts in his past seven games and won't start in the season finale. Braden Bishop will bat eighth and start in right field Sunday.
Ervin will sit for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against Oakland, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Ervin struck out in both of his trips to the plate in the first game of the day. Tim Lopes will over in right field for the nightcap.
Ervin isn't in Friday's lineup against the Athletics.
Ervin remains out of the lineup for the fifth time in the last six games as the Mariners begin their final series of the regular season. Braden Bishop will serve as the right fielder in his place.
Ervin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
Out of the lineup for the fourth time in five games, Ervin no longer looks to be locked into an everyday role. He's reached base at an acceptable .341 clip since being scooped up off waivers from the Reds earlier this month, but he's struck out 27.3 percent of the time and hasn't hit for much power (three doubles, no home runs).
Ervin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.
Ervin is 0-for-8 with six strikeouts over his last four games and finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest. Tim Lopes receives the start in right field and will bat eighth Sunday.
Ervin isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Padres.
Ervin will get a day off Saturday after going 1-for-8 with two RBI and six strikeouts over the past three games. Dylan Moore will take over in right field as Ty France starts at second base.
Ervin isn't starting Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Ervin gets the night off after going 1-for-3 in Game 1. Tim Lopes draws the start in right field and will bat sixth.
Ervin went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two runs and an RBI in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Ervin hasn't taken long to make a splash with the Mariners after Seattle claimed him off waivers from the Reds earlier this month. Through his first eight games with the club, Ervin has reached base at a .385 clip while smacking three doubles. He'll pick up his fifth consecutive start in right field Monday in the first game of the Mariners' doubleheader with the Athletics, batting seventh in the series opener.
Ervin went 1-for-2 with a walk in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday.
Ervin hit out of the bottom of the order while drawing the start in right field and hit safely for the first time since his team debut Saturday. The 28-year-old has seen regular playing time in the brief period since his arrival, but Ervin will likely need to give his current .104/.246/.125 line a serious boost soon to continue seeing the same number of opportunities over what remains of the regular season.
Ervin isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Giants.
Ervin started in the past three games and went 1-for-10 with a double, one run and two strikeouts. He'll get a breather Tuesday as Jose Marmolejos shifts to right field with Shed Long starting in left.
Ervin, who was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Thursday, went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Ervin contributed in his Mariners debut, with his eighth-inning two-bagger plating Dee Strange-Gordon to close out the scoring on the night for Seattle. The 28-year-old outfielder has a more successful body of work against southpaws thus far in his career, but manager Scott Servais notably opted to give Ervin his first start despite right-hander Kyle Gibson toeing the rubber as the starter for the Rangers on Saturday.
Ervin was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Thursday.
He was designated for assignment by the Reds last week. Ervin is known as versatile defensive outfielder who struggles against righties (career 75 wRC+, .228/.300/.372 line) but excels against lefties (120 wRC+, .290/.356/.490 line). Once he passes intake testing, he would likely occupy a short-side platoon role.
Ervin was designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday.
Ervin tallied just three hits over 35 at-bats this season, so the Reds decided to remove him from the roster and risk losing him on waivers. While Ervin has struggled in 2020, he is 28 years old and owns a career .846 OPS against left-handers, so he could garner interest from several clubs.
Ervin will man center field and bat sixth Monday agains the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With southpaw Brett Anderson twirling for Milwaukee, the lefty-hitting Shogo Akiyama will retreat to the bench to clear a spot in the outfield for Ervin, who is starting for only the second time in 12 games. Ervin owns a career 124 wRC+ against lefties, but he hasn't found much success in those matchups early on this season, going 2-for-17 with three walks.
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