It took 10 days from the day the trade was made until it was finalized largely because Montero got stuck in Venezuela with visa issues. Now that a deal is done the Yankees can now turn their full attention to finalizing the bench and adding a DH.
They are only said to have up to $2 million in the payroll budget to address the rest of their needs though so they may need to trade A.J. Burnett first. Otherwise they may go the non-roster invitee route to start the season before looking to acquire a bat before the deadline.