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.
Ervin was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Ervin collected a base knock in two at-bats with the Reds earlier in the season, and he figures to receive more opportunities this time around with Matt Kemp (ribs) on the injured list. Ervin showed some pop at the dish in 2018, cracking seven homers in 78 games at the major-league level.
Manager David Bell confirmed that Ervin would be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to serve as the Reds' 26th man for the team's two-game series with the Cardinals in Mexico this weekend, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
If not for the Reds being well stocked on quality corner-outfield types in addition to his having a minor-league option left, Ervin likely would have had a strong case to crack the Opening Day roster. Instead, he had to settle for another trip back to Louisville, but Ervin will at least get to join the big club for a brief spell to give the team an extra power bat. Expect Ervin to head back to the minors once the Reds return north of the border.
Ervin was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Ervin hit an impressive .341/.438/.780 with five homers, two stolen bases and a 6:8 BB:K this spring (16 games), but it wasn't enough for the 26-year-old to earn a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster thanks to the team's impressive outfield depth. The outfielder hit .252/.324/.404 with seven homers and six steals across 78 games with the big club last season.
Ervin went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Ervin hammered his fourth homer of spring training in the top of the fifth inning, giving the Reds a 3-2 lead. The 26-year-old is 10-for-29 with five RBI, a stolen base and seven runs scored in spring games, although he's likely to begin the season in the minors due to Cincinnati's impressive outfield depth.
Ervin is off to a great spring, hitting .353 with a team-leading three homers entering Monday's games.
Unfortunately for Ervin, there's no room in the inn for him, with the Reds already struggling to find playing time for Matt Kemp and possibly even Scott Schebler if Nick Senzel makes the team. Unless Senzel gets sent down, the most likely scenario has Ervin getting optioned down to Triple-A Louisville no matter how well he hits this spring.
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.
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