O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Sitting against a right-handed starting pitcher for the second straight game, O'Hearn seems to have surrendered primary duties at first base to Hunter Dozier. The 27-year-old O'Hearn has gone 1-for-24 at the dish over his last eight games, dropping his season-long slash line to .206/.310/.320.
O'Hearn is not starting Friday against the White Sox, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. O'Hearn has just a .654 OPS this season, a near match for his .650 mark from last year. Hunter Dozier again moves in to play first base Friday, with Whit Merrifield sliding over to right field and Edward Olivares starting in center.
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. O'Hearn typically doesn't sit out against right-handers like Cleveland's Triston McKenzie, but manager Mike Matheny may have just wanted to give the 27-year-old a day to clear his head after he went 0-for-12 with six strikeouts over the previous three games. Ryan McBroom will bat fifth for Kansas City and will spell O'Hearn at first base.
O'Hearn went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs, two RBI and a walk during Saturday's win over the White Sox. O'Hearn went without a homer through his first 21 games of the season, but he now has two in the past four games. The 27-year-old has a .260/.360/.411 slash line with five doubles, six runs and 17 RBI in 25 games.
O'Hearn went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. O'Hearn has struggled to generate run production, especially lately. He entered Tuesday with one hit, two RBI and zero runs scored in his last 18 at-bats (seven games). O'Hearn ceded a start at first base to Hunter Dozier last weekend, but the Royals clearly have not lost all patience, so expect to continue seeing O'Hearn in the heart of the order against right-handed pitching.
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