The Royals have yet to announce who will start in place of injured left-hander Jonathan Sanchez on Tuesday against the Rangers.
First baseman Eric Hosmer -- who entered Saturday's game hitting .056 (1-for-18) in his last five starts -- was lowered to sixth in the batting order. Hosmer had started 17 straight games as the cleanup hitter.
Frank Wills, who was selected by the Royals in the first round of the 1980 Draft, died on Friday in his native New Orleans. He was 53. Wills went 4-4 with a 4.65 ERA in 16 games (nine starts) for the Royals from 1983-84 before pitching seven more seasons with the Mariners, Indians and Blue Jays.