Kansas City Royals left-handed relief pitcher Mike Minor will decline his mutual option on Friday, according to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, who also noted that the American League Central franchise does have interest in re-signing the veteran hurler as a closer, “depending on the cost.” The 29-year-old reliever signed a two-year deal — with an option — with the Royals in February 2016. Upon signing, the veteran left-hander was off a 2015 season which he missed completely due to rotator cuff inflammation and surgery to repair a torn labrum. Kansas City didn’t get any contributions in the first year of the contract from Minor, who began the 2016 season on the 60-day disabled list due to the aftermath of his shoulder ailment. This past season, the lefty converted to the bullpen and made 65 appearances, posting a 2.55 ERA, 4/1 K:BB ratio, 2.62 FIP and 10.2 K/9.