The New York Yankees have missed the opportunity to improve their potential play-off roster, as the non-waiver trade deadline passed without them making any further signings.

Outfielder Alfonso Soriano arrived for the Chicago Cubs last week, but no other deals could be concluded before the window was firmly closed on Wednesday. 

It leaves the franchise with the opportunity to still sign players on the waiver market, but anyone who now arrives at the Yankee Stadium will be ineligible for post season matches.

General manager Brian Cashman has been quoted on the Yankees' official website, giving his thoughts on the situation.

He stated: "We didn't get anything to lead us to a deal, that's the bottom line, but we certainly explored it enough. Soriano was the big bat we got, and after that, we were not able to push through anything else."

Clearly the franchise are disappointed not to have acquired more signatures in the last few days. The Yankees are currently fourth in the American League Eastern conference, and would have wanted some fresh faces to invigorate the squad.

No negotiations could be concluded, but what specific areas were the team looking to strengthen?

"I wouldn't say specifically where, but we were hoping to improve our club in a lot of ways and any which way possible, actually. Offensively, it's been our biggest bugaboo all year and an area to focus on in terms of need, but we were open to anything," added Cashman.

For now they must continue with what they have, and possibly look for any decent waiver buys who could add something different to the side.

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