The Miami Marlins have seemingly maintained a hard line against trading young slugger Giancarlo Stanton, but that apparently hasn't kept the Texas Rangers from at least poking around on the subject.
ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Sunday that the Rangers have been doing "some early reconnaissance on how they could put together some kind of a deal" for Stanton.
MLB Network's Peter Gammons, meanwhile, tweeted that the Rangers were among a list of teams that have "checked in" with the Marlins about Stanton. Gammons, however, said the Marlins are telling teams they're "not interested."
Stanton, 23, hit .290/.361/.608 with 37 homers last season.