The Braves have a bevy of veterans competing for their vacant bench spots. Ervin joins Johan Camargo, Pablo Sandoval and Jason Kipnis, among others, in the competition. Jake Lamb is also expected to join that mix, but the Braves haven’t yet announced his signing.
Ervin was added to the 40-man roster, which is now full. The Braves outrighted utilityman Travis Demeritte to Triple-A Sunday to open Ervin’s spot.