The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone, but teams can still make trades to improve their teams for playoff pushes until August 31. The only restriction is that the players involved must clear waivers, or else be traded to the team that claimed them.
Here are five players who could clear waivers and could interest the Yankees sometime during the next 25 days.
Note: Cliff Lee would have been on this list, but he was claimed by the Dodgers off waivers earlier in the week. Even if the Dodgers cannot complete a trade to acquire him from the Phillies, the Yankees will be unable to trade for him. It is unlikely the Yankees would have tried to, anyway, given Lee's bloated salary for the next three seasons.