Billy Butler is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.
Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon contest against the Tigers.
Royals recalled LHP Tim Collins from Triple-A Omaha.
Norichika Aoki was one of the few bright spots offensively in Friday's loss to the Tigers, going 2-for-3.
Raul Ibanez's miserable season continued on Friday as the veteran slugger struck out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.
Jason Vargas was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Tigers, allowing five runs on nine hits over just 3 1/3 innings.
Royals placed INF Christian Colon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 7, with a fractured right middle finger.
Yordano Ventura outdueled Chris Sale on Wednesday, holding the White Sox to one run and three hits over seven innings in a victory.
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Wednesday against the White Sox.
Josh Willingham went 0-for-3 with two walks as the Royals' designated hitter Wednesday.
Josh Willingham struck out as a pinch-hitter in his return to action Tuesday.
Alex Gordon had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.
Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox Tuesday.
Danny Duffy (shoulder) said he "felt better than normal" during a successful four-inning simulated game Tuesday.