Royals call up Jorge Bonifacio, option down Ryan O'Hearn
The Royals are bringing up outfielder Jorge Bonifacio.
Kansas City announced the roster move on Friday. In a corresponding move, the team is optioning down first baseman Ryan O'Hearn to Triple-A Omaha.
Bonifacio has struggled this season while showing some power in Triple-A. In 58 games, he's batting just .195, but has also hit 11 home runs and 28 RBI. He's also struck out 72 times.
The outfielder does have MLB experience. Bonifacio has played 182 games for the Royals, hitting for a career average of .244 with 21 home runs and 189 strikeouts.
After showing some promise in 44 games last season, O'Hearn has not found the same groove in 2019. Through 56 games, he hit .188 while striking out 52 times. The first baseman launched six home runs and added 18 RBI.
In 2018, O'Hearn actually had six more home runs in just 44 games with 43 less plate appearances. His average was also much higher, as he finished the year at .262 with an OPS of .950.