It appears the Texas Rangers’ chase for another bat for the lineup will take them towards an outfielder or a DH.

Brian McCann will not be part of the equation.

McCann, according to two major league sources, has ruled the Rangers out and, according to a source, is on the verge of a long-term deal with the New York Yankees. McCann’s agent, BB Abbott, said he could not confirm that his client had agreed to terms with any team.

McCann, who turns 30 in February, was believed to be the Rangers’ top free agent target at the outset of the offseason, but the team’s first two moves of the winter have somewhat mitigated the need. The team re-signed Geovany Soto with the idea of playing him more regularly at catcher, then traded for Prince Fielder to tie up first base and potentially move Mitch Moreland into more of a DH role. In addition, the club has become more convinced that top prospect Jorge Alfaro will be ready to play in the majors in the next year or two.