With the non-waiver trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. on Monday, the Yankees have officially closed the door on potential trade to bolster the roster for a postseason push. They made a few new acquisitions, and manager Aaron Boone seems pleased with them.
Before the Yankees' game against the Orioles on Monday, Boone noted that GM Brian Cashman gave his roster "significant pieces" that he can use down the road.
The important pieces were mainly more arms to work with on the mound. One of them is the lefty starter the Yankees desired in J.A. Happ, who looked great in his first performance with the Yankees over the weekend. Another was lefty reliever Zach Britton, and he is expected to be another shutdown arm out of the Yankees' already-loaded bullpen.