The Cincinnati Reds have recalled outfielder Phillip Ervin from Triple-A Louisville. He will be taking the place on the roster for catcher Devin Mesoraco. The Reds catcher was placed on the disabled list after breaking a toe last night when he was hit by a pitch.

This will be the second time in August that Phillip Ervin has joined the big league club. He didn’t enter a game earlier this month when he was up for five games. Since returning to Louisville, he’s been hitting well. In seven games played he’s hitting .346/.433/.500. Going back to July 1st he’s hitting .304/.370/.456 in 32 games played with nine steals.

Scott Schebler will be joining the Bats later today to begin his rehab assignment. The outfielder has been resting a shoulder that he injured back in June but really limited him at the plate in July, where he had what was his worst month as a professional at the plate. His rehab assignment isn’t expected to be a long one, but it’s unknown just how long it will be.

The Reds also released reliever Kyle McMyne. He had been a part of the Louisville Bats bullpen all season long. He had posted a 6.75 ERA in 41 games that spanned 62.2 innings pitched. The right hander had 40 walks (4 were intentional) and 42 strikeouts on the season to go along with six home runs allowed.

Scott Van Slyke cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.

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