The Royals first baseman entered Sunday's series finale against the White Sox with a Major League-low .168 average on balls in play. That mark has made it a rough past 12 games for Hosmer, who is hitting only .115 (6-for-52) in that span and .179 overall.
Because of those hard-hit outs, Royals manager Ned Yost said he isn't worried about Hosmer, but still opted to bat him sixth in the lineup for the second straight day.
"He's just not finding any holes," Yost said. "His swing is getting a little long at times. [We opted to] drop him down, just take a little pressure off him."
Hosmer went 1-for-5 with an RBI groundout in a six-run ninth in Sunday's 9-1 win.