Ryan O'Hearn sidelined for Royals versus Athletics
Kansas City Royals outfielder Ryan O'Hearn is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against left-hander Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics.
The Royals are sitting the left-handed hitting O'Hearn against the Athletics' southpaw. Adalberto Mondesi is shifting to designated hitter while Hanser Alberto enters the lineup to play third base and bat eighth.
numberFire’s models project Mondesi for 10.1 FanDuel points and he has a $3,800 salary on Wednesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Royals have an implied total of 4.0 runs. Manaea is registering a 26.6 strikeout percentage and a 5.6 walk percentage this season, with a 3.97 xERA and a .304 xwOBA.
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