Just hours away from the trade deadline, the Yankees are running out of time to improve their roster as they head towards the playoffs.
New York has the best record in the American League, but has shown to have some flaws in recent days. They are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, and their lead in the AL East is down to 6.5 games over Baltimore.
The Yankees have suffered a number of injuries to their stars, and might look to add another player to sure up their roster.
As recently as Monday, Mark Teixeira hurt his wrist and had to leave in the eighth inning of their game against the Orioles. The team is already without Alex Rodriguez and Andy Pettitte for a few more weeks, and Mariano Rivera is lost for the year.
After acquiring Ichiro Suzuki last Monday, there's a chance that the Yankees could be done making moves. They are one of the best offensive teams in the league and adding one extra bat might be enough. However, the uncertainty of Teixeira's future, combined with the team's recent struggles, could force Brian Cashman's hand.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees are looking to add another third baseman. Eric Chavez and Jayson Nix have filled in admirably for A-Rod, but the organization still wants more depth.
Chase Headley is a possible option for the Yankees as the deadline approaches. New York is interested in trading for the Padres third baseman. San Diego is reportedly determined to move Headley and the Yankees could decide they need someone to fill Rodriguez's role.
Headley is just 28 years old. He has 12 home runs and 51 RBI this year. New York would have to give up a few quality prospects in order to acquire him.
The Bronx Bombers are interested in adding depth at third base, but they might feel that the Padres are asking for too much in return. With Rodriguez scheduled to return before the end of the season, a cheaper option could be headed to the Bronx.
Ty Wigginton might be on the Yankees radar as a possible solution. The Phillies have become sellers after falling out of the playoff race. He's been in the league since 2002 and would give New York some more postseason experience. His time with the Mets has shown that he has what it takes to play under the pressure that New York provides. That's something that can't be said for Headley.
Wigginton is batting .230 with nine homers and 36 RBI in 2012. He has a team option for the 2013 season.
The MLB trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.