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Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Starting in return to big club

O'Hearn is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, batting fourth as the designated hitter. O'Hearn was recalled Monday after Adalberto Mondesi landed on the injured list once again with an oblique injury. In a somewhat surprising decision, O'Hearn will be immediately inserted into the middle of Kansas City's lineup. O'Hearn struggled at the plate during his previous stint with the Royals this season, slashing an awful .189/.246/.377 across 53 at-bats before being sent back to Triple-A Omaha on May 28. He'll face a tough task Tuesday with the Yankees sending ace Gerrit Cole to the mound.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Returns to big club

The Royals recalled O'Hearn from Triple-A Omaha on Monday. Kansas City placed middle infielder Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) on the 10-day injured list to clear a spot for O'Hearn. So long as both Carlos Santana and Jorge Soler are healthy, O'Hearn likely won't have a clear path to regular at-bats at either first base or designated hitter, so he's expected to serve mostly as a lefty-hitting option off the bench during his time in Kansas City.
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Ryan O'Hearn homers in Omaha Storm Chasers win over St. Paul Saints

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ryan O'Hearn homered again Friday to lead the Omaha Storm Chasers to a 6-4 win over the St. Paul Saints. O'Hearn connected on a solo shot in the first inning to put the Storm Chasers ahead 2-0. It was his 10th home run this month. O'Hearn scored again off a double from Meibrys Viloria in the eighth inning and finished 1 for 3 at the plate and walked once.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Sent to Triple-A

O'Hearn was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday. O'Hearn had been on the active roster for over a month but didn't do much with his playing time. In 57 plate appearances, he hit just .189/.246/.377 while striking out 35.1 percent of the time. Hunter Dozier (concussion) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Homers off bench

O'Hearn went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay. With Kansas City trailing 7-0 after four innings, manager Mike Matheny turned to his bench. O'Hearn replaced Carlos Santana at first base, and the former ended up providing the team's only offense Thursday. The 27-year-old has three homers, six RBI and six runs scored in 57 plate appearances this year. O'Hearn isn't likely to displace Santana or Jorge Soler from the lineup, so he'll remain in a bench role.

Ryan O'Hearn starting for Royals on Sunday

Kansas City Royals infielder Ryan O'Hearn is in the lineup Sunday in the team's game against the Detroit Tigers. O'Hearn is getting the nod at first base while batting sixth in the order against Tigers starter Casey Mize. Our models project O'Hearn for 0.7 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.1 home runs,...

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Loses work to Hanser Alberto

O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox. On the bench for a third straight game, O'Hearn looks to have lost hold of a strong-side platoon role for Kansas City. Hanser Alberto will make his third start in as many days in place of O'Hearn, who is hitting .219 with a pair of solo home runs since his April 23 call-up.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Remains on bench

O'Hearn isn't starting Saturday's game against the White Sox. O'Hearn will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went hitless with a walk and four strikeouts in his last four at-bats. Salvador Perez will serve as the designated hitter while Sebastian Rivero starts behind the plate.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: On bench Friday

O'Hearn is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox. O'Hearn will head to the bench Friday with lefty Carlos Rodon starting for Chicago. Jorge Soler will serve as the designated hitter while Hunter Dozier moves to right field for Kansas City.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Sitting out in Pittsburgh

O'Hearn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh. Since the Royals don't have the designated hitter available in Pittsburgh, O'Hearn will remained sidelined for the second straight day. Kansas City will resume American League play Friday in Minnesota, so O'Hearn should soon reclaim a regular spot in the lineup versus right-handed pitching.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Not starting in NL park

O'Hearn is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh. O'Hearn started three of the Royals' first four games after making his season debut Friday, going 2-for-10 with a homer and a pair of walks. With the team now heading to a National League park for a two-game series, someone has to miss out. That someone will be O'Hearn on Tuesday.
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Kyle Isbel optioned to the Alternate Site, Ryan O’Hearn recalled

The Royals have optioned outfielder Kyle Isbel to the Alternate Site, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic. No corresponding roster move has been announced. Isbel was hitting .265/.306/.324 but had struck out 41.6 percent of the time in 36 plate appearances. The Royals are currently carrying just 11 position players and 14 pitchers. Isbel sat a lot when the Royals faced a string of left-handed starting pitchers, but are scheduled to face just one lefty in their four-game weekend series against the Tigers.

Kansas City's Ryan O'Hearn hitting fifth on Friday

Kansas City Royals first baseman Ryan O'Hearn is starting in Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers. O'Hearn will make his 2021 debut after Kyle Isbel was optioned to Kansas City's alternative training site. In a lefty versus righty matchup against Casey Mize, our models project O'Hearn to score 10.7 FanDuel...

KC Royals option Kyle Isbel; Call up Ryan O’Hearn

The KC Royals have made a move before beginning their four-game series with Detroit. When the KC Royals started the season, there were likely some surprises on the roster for opening day. One of the biggest surprises, though, may have been that outfielder Kyle Isbel was going to be starting in right field.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Hits solo shot in season debut

O'Hearn went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Friday's 6-2 win over the Tigers. O'Hearn went yard off Tigers starter Casey Mize in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old O'Hearn had all of two homers in 42 games for the Royals last year, although he hit 14 in 105 contests in 2019. He batted fifth and served as the designated hitter Friday. It remains to be seen how often O'Hearn will play while he's on the big-league roster. Carlos Santana has an everyday job at O'Hearn's natural first base position, while Jorge Soler will often be the designated hitter.

Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Joins big-league club

O'Hearn was recalled from the alternate training site Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. The 27-year-old missed out on the Opening Day roster but will join Kansas City ahead of Friday's series opener in Detroit. O'Hearn had a .604 OPS in 132 plate appearances during 2020 and should provide depth at first base behind Carlos Santana.
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Royals option Ryan O’Hearn, Richard Lovelady to Alternate Site

The Royals announced they have optioned first baseman Ryan O’Hearn, and pitchers Richard Lovelady and Jake Newberry to the Alternate Site. O’Hearn has played in parts of the last three seasons with the Royals, hitting .212/.304/.414 with 28 home runs in 672 plate appearances. The left-handed bat got off to a blazing start in 2018, hitting 12 home runs in 44 games, but the 27-year old has struggled to hit like that since, hitting under the Mendoza Line in each of the last two seasons. He had mixed results in spring training, tying for the team lead with five home runs, but hitting just .209 and striking out 17 times in 49 trips to the plate.