O'Hearn remains on the bench Tuesday against Cleveland. O'Hearn has filled a regular role at times this season, but he doesn't appear to have one now, as he's started just one of the team's last six games. The Royals appear to be going with eight everyday starters while rotating players through their ninth lineup spot, with O'Hearn seemingly slipping behind Kyle Isbel and Hanser Alberto for that role. O'Hearn owns a .624 OPS on the season, the third straight season he's been at or below .650 in that category, so he's not making a strong case for everyday at-bats.
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. O'Hearn went 0-for-3 with a strikeout during Game 1 and will return to the bench for the nightcap. It's the fourth time in the past five games the 28-year-old finds himself on the bench, which is likely in part due to the fact he's 3-for-23 through 12 games in September.
O'Hearn is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. O'Hearn is on the bench for the third consecutive game as Salvador Perez receives a day off from behind the plate to serve as the designated hitter. O'Hearn is 3-for-23 through 12 games in September and may receive inconsistent opportunities down the stretch.
O'Hearn is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle. O'Hearn finds himself on the bench for the third time in four games. He's only started four games all season against lefties, so it's unsurprising to see him on the bench here against Yusei Kikuchi. Hunter Dozier will be the right fielder Saturday, while Hanser Alberto fills the designated hitter spot.
O'Hearn will sit Friday against Seattle. O'Hearn finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games, with this off day coming against righty Chris Flexen. Kyle Isbel starts in right field.