Rosenthal also reports that the Toronto Blue Jays' interest in the outfielder "was fleeting," and the Jays are now monitoring the trade market.
Rios has a no-trade clause, and the Yankees are one of the six teams on his no-trade list. Despite their interest in the 33-year-old, Rosenthal says they are probably not a match.
A two-time All-Star, Rios is hitting .299 with four home runs and 43 RBI in 2014. The Rangers acquired him in a trade with the White Sox last August.
Rios' current contract includes a $13.5 million team option or $1 million buyout for next season.
- Molly Geary