As reigning World Series champs and with another lineup that is dangerous from the captain leading off to the nine hole, the number 28 on manager Joe Girardi’s uniform has quickly turned into a target on his back ever since opening day. However, having three starters being on the DL for a couple weeks and being in the middle of what looks to be a four-horse race in the AL East, the Yankees are still in the thick of it because players who may not be front-runners for the All-Star game have stepped up. With Alex Rodriguez and Mark Texiera not performing like they are used to, allow me to give you the top 5 players that are keeping the Yanks within striking distance of David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays.

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