O'Hearn isn't in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox. O'Hearn started the last two games and went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts, but he'll head back to the bench with left-hander Carlos Rodon starting Thursday. Jorge Soler will shift to right field while Salvador Perez serves as the designated hitter.
O'Hearn isn't in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. O'Hearn will retreat to the bench for a second straight contest with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the White Sox. Jorge Soler will serve as the designated hitter while Jarrod Dyson starts in right field.
O'Hearn is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. O'Hearn started the first two games of the series and will take a seat for the finale with southpaw Tarik Skubal pitching for Detroit. Salvador Perez will serve as the designated hitter while Cam Gallagher starts behind the plate.
O'Hearn went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Friday's 5-3 win over Detroit. The 27-year-old broke a 1-1 tie with his fourth-inning blast off Detroit starter Wily Peralta. While O'Hearn's .220 batting average is nothing special, he's supplied eight home runs, 18 RBI and 16 runs scored across 138 plate appearances in a limited role this season. He figures to draw into the lineup mostly as the designated hitter or in right field.
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers. With no designated hitter available in Milwaukee, O'Hearn will be squeezed out of the lineup for the second day in a row. Despite not starting Tuesday, O'Hearn was able to make an impact off the bench in the Royals' 5-2 win by slugging a two-run home run as a pinch hitter.