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.