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New York Yankees: 5 Players Not Getting Enough Credit This Season
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Entering Tuesday, the New York Yankees found themselves one game back of the Boston Red Sox for the American League East Division lead.

While several of their big-name players are leading the charge as expected (CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, etc.), there are some less-heralded performers who have made important contributions of their own.

Being underrated on the Yankees is like being underpaid; you'll rarely reap sympathy. Still, with so much attention always being directed towards the most talented (Cano), consistent (Sabathia) and/or historic (Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera) Bronx Bombers, several players find themselves flying under the radar.

But they are helping to carry this 2011 team nevertheless.

Here are the five Yankees who have yet to be properly appreciated for their work this year.

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