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Payroll issues, no expected moves at the deadline -- what happened in the Bronx?

Updated: July 31, 2012, 2:07 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- This conversation was before Mark Teixeira hurt his wrist Monday and earned a morning date with an MRI machine that could change everything. The hours were melting away toward Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline as the New York Yankees, then the visiting Baltimore Orioles, took batting practice, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was in a joking mood. He knew the Rangers are supposedly chasing pitcher Cliff Lee, and the Angels might not be done dealing either, even though they've ...

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