Jason Frasor entertained a one-year offer from the Minnesota Twins before re-signing with the Kansas City Royals this past winter.
"We thought about it, but I love Kansas City," Frasor said. "I went to the playoffs here for the first time in my life. Once Kansas City got back into it, all things being equal, it was (decided)."
The 37-year-old also admitted that pitching at Target Field isn't high on his list.
"Honestly, it's not my favorite," he said. "I think it's beautiful. I think it's top five, but when I stand on that mound, I feel like I need to crow hop to get it to home plate sometimes. It's wonderful to look at, but it's not one of those mounds where I feel like, 'Wow, I'm right there.'"
Frasor, who never spoke to general manager Terry Ryan during the free-agent process, appreciated Minnesota's interest.
"When you become a free agent and you're a 37-year-old middle reliever, there's not as many teams that come calling as you would think or hope. But that's all right. I just needed one team," he said.