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Rangers trade rumors: Mariners, Reds, Giants, Yankees interested in Alex Rios

The Rangers are selling, and Alex Rios appears to be their most attractive trade piece.

Tom Szczerbowski

The Reds, Mariners, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to express interest in Rangers' outfielder Alex Rios, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Rosenthal mentions that the Blue Jays' reported interest in Rios was "fleeting", and that they have moved onto other options such as Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians.

Rios has a six-team no-trade clause that allows him to block trades to the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Royals, Astros and Athletics, with New York and Kansas City being the only two clubs on that list who would be good fits for him. It is currently unclear whether or not he is interested in waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal to the Yankees, but they are monitoring him nonetheless.

The Rangers are known to be actively selling on the trade market, having already parted with relievers Jason Frasor and Joakim Soria. Rios is one potential trade chip, along with reliever Neal Cotts and infielder Elvis Andrus, who could be moved in the next four days.

Rios, 33, has hit .299/.328/.426 with four home runs and 43 RBI in 101 games for Texas this season. His contract includes a $13.5 million team option or $1 million buyout for next season, so any team who acquired him would technically have control over him for next season as well.