The trade deadline comes today at 4 p.m. Over at SI.com, Cliff sets the stage.
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A tweet from Ken Rosenthal: Teixeira left wrist looked OK in X-ray. MRI today. Should not affect Yanks' trade plans. Still want defensive 3B.
From the Yankees PR Dept: Teixeira MRI today. Results show no structural damage. Diagnosed with inflammation of L wrist and had cortisone shot. Reevaluation in 3 days
if Teix swings with just his right hand he'll have better results than Russell Martin.
 Which means he is out at least 4 days? Maybe longer? Our lineup is looking pretty thin. We are one injury away from blowing our lead.
Victorino to L.A., Pence to S.F. Dempster said to be going to L.A., too. ..
Uh oh ... rumors of a Dempster deal close between ChC and NYY
5 straight division winners and now Philly is in firesale mode, with some big contracts still left?
Dempster maybe? Nine minutes left.
Hmm, Wise refuses AAA assignment.
Nope. Dempster to Texas.
 And here all the reports were Ryan wanted the Dodgers. AL West arms race.
 He did. Reports are that LA wouldn't meet what ChC wanted.
Yankees are now the proud owner of a something called a "Casey McGehee" ... even better, they are no longer the owner of thing called a "Chad Qualls"!
 McGehee was pretty solid for the Brewers a few years ago, as a power hitting 3rd baseman. Last couple of years he's struggled at the plate, and this year he played mostly 1st base.
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RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 1.90)
RHP Rick Porcello (14-8, 3.10)
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RHP Shane Greene (3-1, 3.17)
LHP David Price (12-9, 3.00)
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RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-8, 3.97)
RHP Justin Verlander (11-11, 4.82)
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