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3 reasons why the KC Royals don’t cut Ryan O’Hearn

The MLB Trade Deadline passed late Tuesday afternoon and, when the smoke cleared from the KC Royals’ under-the-wire deals that sent Whit Merrifield to Toronto and Cam Gallagher to San Diego, Ryan O’Hearn was left standing, still but mysteriously a member of the club. Don’t be surprised. O’Hearn...
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Vinnie Pasquantino is not Ryan O’Hearn

This is not an article to bag on Ryan O'Hearn. From all appearances, he's a perfectly good dude. He has not publicly complained about his reduced playing time in KC, even as his role was reduced to pinch-hitting and then reduced to nearly-permanent pine resident. By all accounts, he has made every effort to be available to the team in whatever capacity they have requested. I want nothing more than for him to figure out how to find the success he enjoyed after being promoted in 2018, even if it has to be with another team.
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Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Primed for expanded role in Toronto

O'Hearn will start in right field and bat fifth in Thursday's game against the Blue Jays. With six of the Royals' options in the outfield (Andrew Benintendi, Michael Taylor, Whit Merrifield, Kyle Isbel, Hunter Dozier and MJ Melendez) all landing on the restricted list Thursday and ineligible to play in the four-game series in Toronto due to their vaccination statuses, O'Hearn should be a fixture in the lineup this weekend. Toronto is expected to bring four right-handed starting pitchers to the hill, which should lessen the possibility of the lefty-hitting O'Hearn exiting the starting nine. Despite having held down a spot on the active roster all season, O'Hearn has logged just 71 plate appearances through 88 games and is slashing .182/.225/.242.
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Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Provides two RBI in nightcap

O'Hearn went 1-for-4 with two RBI in a 7-3 win over the Tigers in the second game of Monday's doubleheader. O'Hearn went 0-for-2 in the matinee game, but he was able to supply some offense in the nightcap. The 28-year-old had gone 0-for-9 across his previous seven games before starting both of Monday's contests in right field. With Whit Merrifield (toe) out, O'Hearn could be in contention for a little more playing time in right field, though Edward Olivares and Kyle Isbel are most likely to play there. O'Hearn has slashed .182/.225/.242 with a home run, nine RBI and four runs scored through 71 plate appearances, so he's still little more than a depth player.
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KC Royals News: Has Ryan O’Hearn found his niche?

That this is the fourth straight season Ryan O’Hearn has struggled at the plate for the KC Royals can’t be argued. After a promising 2018 rookie campaign, O’Hearn hit .195 in both 2019 and 2020, just .225 last year, and through Sunday is slashing .208/.264/.271. Internet baseball...
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Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Seeing little playing time

O'Hearn has drawn just nine starts since the beginning of May. The Royals' flexible lineup hasn't opened up many chances for playing time for O'Hearn. The 28-year-old also hasn't done much to earn a longer look in the lineup, hitting just .191/.250/.255 with a home run, five RBI and four runs scored through 52 plate appearances. While Carlos Santana appears set to lose his starting role at first base, Hunter Dozier and MJ Melendez are the most likely to benefit with more stable spots in the lineup, with O'Hearn remaining in a bench role.
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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.
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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.
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Watching Ryan O’Hearn hit cleanup in 2022 is like stepping on a LEGO brick barefoot

The Royals’ Achilles heel in 2022 is their inability to score. As I write this, the Royals have scored 3.12 runs per game, the second-worst figure in the league. They do so via a toxic combination of an inability to reach base (they rank sixth-worst in on base percentage at .286) and a complete lack of power (an isolated power figure of .097, second-worst in baseball).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kansas City Royals slugger Ryan O’Hearn hoping to have success ‘when it really counts’

The MLB lockout kept Kansas City Royals coaches from having any contact with players for months, but Ryan O’Hearn didn’t let that keep him from refining his swing. O’Hearn, a left-handed hitting first baseman/outfielder, blasted two home runs in a 13-12 loss to the Chicago Cubs in a Cactus League game Sunday played in front of an announced 12,429 at Sloan Park.
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Ryan O'Hearn appointed Pocatello fire chief

POCATELLO — The City Council promoted the city’s assistant fire chief, Ryan O’Hearn, to replace David Gates as fire chief on Thursday night. Gates retired at the end of 2021, and O’Hearn and the city’s other assistant chief, Nick Christensen, had been splitting the chief’s duties since the start of this year. O’Hearn, 50, started his career as a firefighter with the Pocatello Fire Department in 2002. Since then, he...
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