Dragons outfielder Phillip Ervin at bat against the South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

VIDEO: Phillip Ervin’s first career hit leaves the yard

Welcome to the bigs, Phillip Ervin.

Recalled Tuesday when Devin Mesaroco hit the disabled list, the Reds’ new outfielder collected his first career long ball in Wedneday’s 7-6 heartbreaker loss to the Cubs.

And it was also Ervin’s first career hit. He joins Boston’s Rafael Devers and Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies as rookies to homer for their first hit in recent weeks.