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Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Homers as pinch hitter
O'Hearn hit a two-run home run as a pinch hitter in Friday's 14-10 win over the Rockies.
O'Hearn provided a little extra insurance with his first homer of the year in the eighth inning. The 28-year-old has added five RBI and two runs scored through 29 plate appearances. He saw a bit more playing time when Carlos Santana (ankle) was out, but the latter is a switch hitter likely to command much of the playing time at first base going forward. O'Hearn will likely have to compete with Hunter Dozier, Emmanuel Rivera and MJ Melendez to draw starts as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Sits against lefty
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
With southpaw Taylor Hearn on the hill for Texas, the lefty-hitting O'Hearn will give way in the lineup to the righty-hitting Emmanuel Rivera, who came off the bench to replace him in Wednesday's 8-2 win and provided a three-run triple in his lone at-bat. O'Hearn should still find himself in the large side of a platoon at first base or designated hitter until Carlos Santana (ankle) is ready to return from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: On bench Tuesday
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
O'Hearn had started at first base or designated hitter in four of the Royals' last five games, going 2-for-13 with two RBI and a run. With a southpaw (Martin Perez) on the mound for Texas, the lefty-hitting O'Hearn will cede his spot in the lineup to the righty-hitting Emmanuel Rivera, who will handle DH duties.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Takes seat for nightcap
O'Hearn isn't starting the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
O'Hearn drew his third consecutive start in Sunday's matinee, and he went 0-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout. Hunter Dozier will start at first base while Salvador Perez serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Gets third straight start
O'Hearn will start at designated hitter and bat cleanup in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Orioles, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
O'Hearn will stay in the lineup for the third game in a row, and at least against right-handed pitching, he looks like he'll be the primary replacement for Carlos Santana (ankle), who was recently placed on the 10-day injured list. Over his prior two starts, O'Hearn went 1-for-7, with his single in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Cardinals representing his first hit of the season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Back on bench
O'Hearn is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
O'Hearn will bow out of the lineup after going 0-for-2 with a walk while making his first start of the season in Saturday's 13-7 loss. Even though he's been with the Royals since Opening Day, O'Hearn has been one of MLB's least-used bench players. He's seen action in only four of the Royals' first 13 games while logging seven plate appearances in total.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Back in action Thursday
O'Hearn (groin) will bat third while serving as the Royals' designated hitter in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Giants.
O'Hearn's return to the lineup supports the notion that the Royals' decision to remove him from Tuesday's game against the Mariners was mostly a matter of caution while he dealt with a left groin injury. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a red-hot spring with 10 hits -- including a pair of home runs -- across 20 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Not starting Wednesday
O'Hearn (groin) isn't starting Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Giants.
O'Hearn was removed from Tuesday's matchup as a precautionary measure, and he'll be held out of the starting lineup Wednesday. He'll have just over a week to return to full health prior to Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Picks up groin issue
O'Hearn left Tuesday's Cactus League game with a left groin injury and is considered day-to-day.
O'Hearn's removal from the contest was labeled a precaution, so it doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Still, any injury this close to Opening Day is noteworthy, and he'll have just over a week to get back on the field before the start of the regular season April 7.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Avoids arbitration
O'Hearn signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Royals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
O'Hearn is expected to serve in a utility role with time at first base, right field and designated hitter in 2022. The 28-year-old posted a mediocre .225/.268/.369 slash line with nine home runs, 29 RBI and 23 runs scored in 84 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Playing time continues to slip
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.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: On bench Game 2
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.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Still sitting Sunday
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.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Remains on bench
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.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Sitting Friday
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.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Out against lefty
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.
The lefty-hitting O'Hearn will unsurprisingly take a seat with southpaw Sean Manaea on the hill for Oakland, but the former may have reclaimed a spot in Kansas City's regular lineup versus right-handed pitching. O'Hearn went 1-for-6 with a pair of walks while starting both of the Royals' past two games versus righties, while Edward Olivares was relegated to a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: On bench again
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles.
The lefty-hitting O'Hearn will unsurprisingly remain on the bench with the Royals facing a southpaw (Zac Lowther) for the series opener in Baltimore. O'Hearn has been hurt by Kansas City facing a slew of lefties lately, but Adalberto Mondesi's recent return from the injured list looks like it will cost O'Hearn some opportunities versus right-handed pitching, too. O'Hearn has picked up only one start in the Royals' last seven games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Sits versus lefty
O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
The lefty-hitting O'Hearn will remain on the bench for the second straight game with Kansas City facing a southpaw (Logan Allen) on Wednesday. O'Hearn's opportunities against right-handed pitching could soon take a hit, as Kansas City welcomes back Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) from the injured list Wednesday. Mondesi is expected to see most of his initial starts at designated hitter while he returns from an extended absence, leaving O'Hearn, Hunter Dozier and Edward Olivares to compete for reps in right field.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Takes seat Tuesday
O'Hearn is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
An 0-for-4 effort Monday lowered O'Hearn's average to .167 with two doubles and three runs in his last 10 games. Hunter Dozier is the designated hitter Tuesday, with Edward Olivares getting a start in right field.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: On bench Saturday
O'Hearn is not starting Saturday's game against the Mariners, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Even after a three-hit night Friday, O'Hearn is still hitting just .207 with a pair of doubles and no RBI in his last 10 games. Salvador Perez is DH'ing and batting third Saturday.... See More ... See Less
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