We're down to mere hours now. We'll follow the latest developments here as the day progresses and break in with any actual trade news if and when it happens. - The Yankees are in heavy on relievers today, with both Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman's names coming up multiple times. They were reportedly working on a deal for Kimbrel last night, but talks continue to stall based on the Yankees' willingness to include Jorge Mateo in a deal.
- Via Jon Heyman, the Yanks are "not likely" to get Chapman.
- Precious little out there right now connecting the Yankees to any starters. They lost another target last night when the Giants acquired Mike Leake from Cincy.
- Dustin Ackley will join the team today in Chicago and there's still the matter of clearing a roster spot for him. Drew, Ryan, or Jones seem like the most likely candidates to go, but stay tuned.
** UPDATE 12:41 PM ** - Cubs get Dan Haren. Wasn't really connected to the Yankees but he is another starter off the board.
** UPDATE 1:19 PM ** - As first reported by Mark Feinsand, the Yankees have designed Garrett Jones for assignment to clear a roster spot for Dustin Ackley. Looks like Ackley is going to take over that role of matchup utility guy that Jones had been holding. Probably means Drew and Ryan stay at second.
** UPDATE 3:05 PM ** - The deadline has passed and the Yankees did not make any additional moves. OK.