Braves Declare Phillip Ervin Off Waivers From Cubs
The Braves introduced that outfielder Phillip Ervin has been claimed off waivers from the Cubs. Ervin was designated for task by Chicago yesterday.
Ervin joins his fourth group in lower than six months, after being designated for task by the Reds in August after which picked up on successive waiver claims by the Mariners and Cubs. Ervin had beforehand spent his total profession with Cincinnati after the Reds chosen him with the 27th total choose of the 2013 draft.
The 28-year-old hit .262/.326/.438 over 571 plate appearances from 2017-19, with many of the harm coming towards left-handed pitching. Ervin’s manufacturing badly fell off final season, as hit hit solely .149/.292/.189 over 89 PA with the Reds and Mariners. This led Seattle to reveal him to the DFA wire to create roster area for Keynan Middleton, and after Chicago made a declare, the Cubs DFA’ed Ervin themselves when Jake Marisnick was signed.
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcell Ozuna will play day-after-day within the Atlanta outfield, with Acuna’s capacity to play both heart or proper subject opening the door for a lot of potentialities for the third slot. Extremely-touted teen Cristian Pache may need the primary crack on the heart subject job, whereas Ervin joins Ender Inciarte as a backup choice who can play all three outfield positions. Abraham Almonte and utilityman Johan Camargo are additionally within the combine for outfield at-bats. Ervin is out of minor league choices, so he could also be dealing with one other journey to DFA waivers if he doesn’t land a job on the Braves’ lively roster.