The New York Yankees (like 99 percent of the league) were quiet on July 31, choosing to make no trades by the deadline and instead wait until the waiver period to make moves.
Players can be acquired through waivers for the remainder of the season, though they won't be eligible for postseason rosters if acquired on (or after) September 1. This makes it all the more important for teams like the Yankees to make moves sooner rather than later.
There really hasn't been much waiver news on the Yankee front. Joey Nowak of MLB.com reports general manager Brian Cashman expects Alex Rodriguez to finish the season at third base if healthy, so trading for an everyday third baseman might not be in the cards.
Cashman will be scanning the waiver wire for the next several weeks in hopes of striking a deal, but those deals could have little impact if made too late. The Yankees need help now, and waiting too long could jeopardize their season.
Many names the team has been linked to are also from the July 31 deadline, though not every rumor has roots in that deadline.