Royals reinstate O’Hearn from IL, option Lovelady

The Ryan O’ half of the Royals‘ first base platoon is ready to join the Ryan Mc half.

The Royals reinstated Ryan O’Hearn from the injured list Monday. In a corresponding move, left-hander Richard Lovelady was optioned.

O’Hearn, who missed the start of the season after testing positive for COVID-19, joins Ryan McBroom at first base.

O’Hearn batted .195 with 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 328 at-bats in 2019. McBroom, who was obtained from the Yankees at the trade deadline last season, batted .293 in 75 at-bats as a Royal in 2019 and has one hit in his first nine at-bats this season.