Coming into the 2011 season with a mediocre starting rotation, the New York Yankees alleviated worries by presenting a top-notch bullpen filled with dominance and reliability.
Unfortunately, their key to victory has failed, as relievers Rafael Soriano, Pedro Feliciano and Joba Chamberlain are each suffering from season ending injuries, leaving the Yankees with a bullpen vacant of reliable aid.
As their starting rotation has exceeded expectations, especially with surprises Bartolo Colonand Freddy Garcia pitching the Yankees to victory, the team has unfortunately hit another bump in the road. Due to a hamstring injury savior Bartolo Colon has joined starting pitcherPhil Hughes on the disabled list.
With July 31st quickly approaching, the New York Yankees are in dire need of relief pitchers to assist Mariano Rivera and David Robertson as they continue to deliver for the Yankees. The bombers are also in need of a starting pitcher who can aid the rotation if injury continues to strike.
Here are seven players that the New York Yankees will be aiming for at the trade deadline.