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Alex Rodriguez uses his teeth to pull off (Credit: David Pokress)

Alex Rodriguez uses his teeth to pull off his batting glove during a game against the Rays. (Sept. 20, 2011)

Clutch or not: 2011 New York Yankees

Take a look through the 2011 New York Yankees lineup to see which batters are clutch, and which batters can't handle the heat.
- The first photo of each player shows their career stats as a Yankee. The second shows their career postseason stats as a Yankee, and their numbers in "late and close" situations.
- "Late and close" situations are plate appearances in the seventh inning or later with the batting team tied, ahead by one, or with the tying run at least on deck.
Compiled by Jordan Gibbons

DEREK JETERRegular season - 17 seasons, .313 avg.,
(Credit: John Dunn)

DEREK JETER
Regular season - 17 seasons, .313 avg., 240 HRs, 1196 RBIs.

Postseason: 623 ABs, .307 avg., 20 HRs, 59
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Postseason: 623 ABs, .307 avg., 20 HRs, 59 RBIs.
Late and close: 1276 ABs, .292 avg., 31 HRs, 183 RBIs.
CLUTCH

CURTIS GRANDERSONRegular season - 2 seasons, .255 avg.,
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

CURTIS GRANDERSON
Regular season - 2 seasons, .255 avg., 65 HRs, 186 RBIs.

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Postseason: 48 ABs, .313 avg., 2 HRs, 9
(Credit: AP)

Postseason: 48 ABs, .313 avg., 2 HRs, 9 RBIs.
Late and close: 155 ABs, .239 avg., 10 HRs, 18 RBIs.
NOT CLUTCH

ROBINSON CANORegular Season - 7 seasons, .308 avg.,
(Credit: Getty Images)

ROBINSON CANO
Regular Season - 7 seasons, .308 avg., 144 HRs, 621 RBIs.

Postseason: 163 ABs, .258 avg., 8 HRs, 29
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Postseason: 163 ABs, .258 avg., 8 HRs, 29 RBIs.
Late and close: 575 ABs, .303 avg., 13 HRs, 80 RBIs.
CLUTCH

ALEX RODRIGUEZ Regular season - 8 seasons, .294
(Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

ALEX RODRIGUEZ
Regular season - 8 seasons, .294 avg., 284 HRs, 903 RBIs.

Postseason: 196 ABs, .260 avg., 10 HRs, 33
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Postseason: 196 ABs, .260 avg., 10 HRs, 33 RBIs.
Late and Close: 566 ABs, .267 avg., 33 HRs, 117 RBIs.
NOT CLUTCH

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MARK TEIXEIRARegular season - 3 seasons, .265 avg.,
(Credit: John Dunn)

MARK TEIXEIRA
Regular season - 3 seasons, .265 avg., 111 HRs, 341 RBIs.

Postseason: 106 ABs, .169 avg., 3 HRs, 12
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Postseason: 106 ABs, .169 avg., 3 HRs, 12 RBIs.
Late and close: 244 ABs, .221 avg., 10 HRs, 36 RBIs.
NOT CLUTCH

NICK SWISHER Regular season - 3 seasons, .267
(Credit: AP)

NICK SWISHER
Regular season - 3 seasons, .267 avg., 81 HRs, 256 RBIs.

Postseason: 100 ABs, .160 avg., 4 HRs, 5
(Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Postseason: 100 ABs, .160 avg., 4 HRs, 5 RBIs.
Late and close: 217 ABs, .253 avg., 12 HRs and 32 RBIs.
NOT CLUTCH

JORGE POSADARegular season - 15+ seasons, .273 avg.,
(Credit: AP)

JORGE POSADA
Regular season - 15+ seasons, .273 avg., 275 HRs, 1065 RBIs

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Postseason: 416 ABs, .248 avg., 11 HRs, 42
(Credit: John Dunn)

Postseason: 416 ABs, .248 avg., 11 HRs, 42 RBIs.
Late and close: 906 ABs, .283 avg., 36 HRs and 156 RBIs
CLUTCH

RUSSELL MARTINRegular season: 1 season, .237 avg., 18
(Credit: AP )

RUSSELL MARTIN
Regular season: 1 season, .237 avg., 18 HRs and 65 RBIs.

Postseason: 17 ABs, .176 avg., 0 HRs, 0
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Postseason: 17 ABs, .176 avg., 0 HRs, 0 RBIs.
Late and close: 73 ABs, .219 avg., 0 HRs, 7 RBIs.
NOT CLUTCH

BRETT GARDNER Regular season - 3+ seasons, .264
(Credit: Getty Images)

BRETT GARDNER
Regular season - 3+ seasons, .264 avg., 15 HRs and 122 RBIs.

Postseason - 57 ABs, .246 avg., 0 HRs
(Credit: Getty Images)

Postseason - 57 ABs, .246 avg., 0 HRs and 7 RBIs.
Late and close - 201 ABs, .229 avg., 2 HRs and 14 RBIs.
NOT CLUTCH

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