The Texas Rangers have no intention to release Cody Ross, according to MLB Network Insider Matt Swartz.
Ross has a no-trade clause, but it would likely not affect his desire to retire, according of Swartz, as he has a career .302 batting average with 8 home runs and 33 RBIs in 568 games with the Rangers.
The 29-year-old has two more seasons left on his contract.
The Rangers have been linked to some big names, including Boston Red Sox catcher Brian McCann and New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Miller.
But Ross would probably prefer to stick around with the team, as the Texas Rangers are the worst team in baseball and Ross is an excellent hitter.
The Texas Ranger are also a favorite to sign free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who has two years remaining on his deal.