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2008 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Placido Polanco played for the 2008 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record74-88 (5th in American League Central)League Rank12thMLB Rank22nd
BallparkComerica Park
ManagerJim LeylandGeneral ManagerDave Dombrowski
CoachesRafael Belliard (Assistant Coach), Chuck Hernandez (Pitching Coach), Jeff Jones (Bullpen Coach), Gene Lamont (Third Base Coach), Lloyd McClendon (Hitting Coach), Andy Van Slyke (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRyan Perry (#21)
Payroll$137,685,196 (Rank: 3rd)
Attendance3,202,654 (Rank: 8th)
Minor League AffiliatesToledo Mud Hens (AAA) 75-69 ... Erie SeaWolves (AA) 68-74 ... Lakeland Flying Tigers (A+) 67-70 ... West Michigan Whitecaps (A) 72-65 ... Oneonta Tigers (A-) 33-41 ... Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk) 27-31 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
52Denny BautistaP6-5 170 R-R 1982-10-23 25Sanchez,Dom Rep MLB2000-20152004-2010  
2000-   UDFA-FLO
Free Agent  
40Yorman BazardoP6-2 170 R-R 1984-07-11 23Maracay,Venezuela MLB2002-20142005-2009  
2000-   UDFA-FLO
 
53Francis BeltranP6-5 220 R-R 1979-11-29 28Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1997-20112002-2008  
1996-   UDFA-CHN
 
38Jeremy BondermanP6-0 210 R-R 1982-10-28 25Pasco,Washington MLB2002-20132003-2013Pasco (Pasco,WA)
2001- 1-  26-OAK
Free Agent  
73Eddie BonineP6-5 205 R-R 1981-06-06 27Columbus,Georgia MLB2000-20132008-2010Mountain Ridge (Glendale,AZ)Nevada, Glendale CC
2003-23- 671-SDN
Free Agent  
24Miguel Cabrera1B6-2 218 R-R 1983-04-18 25Maracay,Venezuela MLB2000-20192003-2019  
1999-   UDFA-FLO
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
27Brent ClevlenLF6-2 190 R-R 1983-10-27 24Austin,Texas MLB2002-20172006-2010Westwood (Austin,TX)
2002- 2-  49-DET
Free Agent  
41Francisco CrucetaP6-2 173 R-R 1981-07-04 26Rancho Viejo,Dom Rep MLB2002-20162004-2008  
1999-   UDFA-LAN
 
32Freddy DolsiP6-0 160 R-R 1983-01-06 25San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB2003-20112008-2009  
2003-   UDFA-DET
 
48Kyle FarnsworthP6-4 215 R-R 1976-04-14 32Wichita,Kansas MLB1994-20161999-2014Milton (Milton,GA)Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Col
1994-47-1290-CHN
Free Agent  
49Casey FossumP6-1 160 B-L 1978-01-09 30Cherry Hill,New Jersey MLB1997-20152001-2009Midway (Waco,TX)Texas A&M U.
1999- 1-  48-BOS
 
58Armando GalarragaP6-3 170 R-R 1982-01-15 26Caracas,Venezuela MLB2001-20152007-2012  
1998-   UDFA-MON
Retired  
34Freddy GarciaP6-4 235 R-R 1976-10-06 31Caracas,Venezuela MLB1995-20161999-2013  
1993-   UDFA-HOU
Retired  
41Gary GloverP6-5 205 R-R 1976-12-03 31Cleveland,Ohio MLB1994-20121999-2008DeLand (DeLand,FL)
1994-15- 427-TOR
Free Agent  
28Curtis GrandersonCF6-1 180 L-R 1981-03-16 27Blue Island,Illinois MLB2000-20192004-2019Thornton Fractional South (Lansing,IL)Illinois-Chicago
2002- 3-  80-DET
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)
49Jason GrilliP6-4 185 R-R 1976-11-11 31Royal Oak,Michigan MLB1995-20172000-2017Baker (Baldwinsville,NY)Seton Hall U.
1997- 1-   4-SFN
Free Agent  
9Carlos Guillen3B6-1 180 B-R 1975-09-30 32Maracay,Venezuela MLB1995-20111998-2011  
1992-   UDFA-HOU
Retired  
26Mike Hessman3B6-5 215 R-R 1978-03-05 30Fountain Valley,California MLB1996-20152003-2010Mater Dei (Santa Ana,CA)
1996-15- 452-ATL
Free Agent  
46Michael HollimonSS6-1 185 B-R 1982-06-14 26Dallas,Texas MLB2002-20122008-2008Jesuit College Prep (Dallas,TX)Oral Roberts U., Texas
2005-16- 480-DET
Free Agent  
15Brandon IngeC-3B5-11 185 R-R 1977-05-19 31Lynchburg,Virginia MLB1996-20132001-2013Brookville (Lynchburg,VA)Virginia Commonwealth U.
1998- 2-  57-DET
Free Agent  
19Jacque JonesLF5-10 176 L-L 1975-04-25 33San Diego,California MLB1994-20101999-2008San Diego (San Diego,CA)USC
1996- 2-  37-MIN
 
59Todd JonesP6-3 230 L-R 1968-04-24 40Marietta,Georgia MLB1987-20081993-2008Osborne (Marietta,GA)Jacksonville St
1989- 1-  27-HOU
 
20Matt JoyceLF6-2 185 L-R 1984-08-03 23Riverview,Florida MLB2003-20192008-2019Armwood (Seffner,FL)Florida So.Col
2005-12- 360-DET
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)
40Chris LambertP6-1 205 R-R 1983-03-08 25Burlingame,California MLB2003-20092008-2009Manchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)Boston Col
2004- 1-  19-SLN
 
19Jeff Larish3B-DH6-2 195 L-R 1982-10-11 25Iowa City,Iowa MLB2002-20132008-2010McClintock (Tempe,AZ)Arizona St
2005- 5- 150-DET
Free Agent  
45Aquilino LopezP6-3 165 R-R 1975-04-21 33Villa Altragracia,Dom Rep MLB1999-20082003-2008  
1997-   UDFA-SEA
 
31Zach MinerP6-3 190 R-R 1982-03-12 26St. Louis,Missouri MLB2001-20142006-2013Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens,FL)
2000- 4- 106-ATL
Free Agent  
30Magglio OrdonezRF6-0 200 R-R 1974-01-28 34Caracas,Venezuela MLB1992-20111997-2011  
1991-   UDFA-CHA
Retired  
14Placido Polanco2B5-10 168 R-R 1975-10-10 32Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1994-20131998-2013   Miami-Dade Col
1994-19- 530-SLN
Retired  
25Ryan RaburnLF-RF6-0 180 R-R 1981-04-17 27Tampa,Florida MLB2000-20172004-2017Durant (Plant City,FL)South Florida St, Florida
2001- 5- 147-DET
Free Agent  
50Clay RapadaP6-5 180 R-L 1981-03-09 27Portsmouth,Virginia MLB2002-20152007-2013Deep Creek (Chesapeake,VA)Virginia St
2002-   UDFA-CHN
Free Agent  
8Edgar RenteriaSS6-1 180 R-R 1975-08-07 32Barranquilla,Colombia MLB1992-20111996-2011  
1992-   UDFA-FLO
Retired  
29Nate RobertsonP6-2 215 L-R 1977-09-03 30Wichita,Kansas MLB1997-20142002-2010Maize (Maize,KS)Wichita St
1999- 5- 146-FLO
Free Agent  
56Fernando RodneyP5-11 170 R-R 1977-03-18 31Samana,Dom Rep MLB1999-20192002-2019  
1997-   UDFA-DET
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
7Ivan RodriguezC5-9 205 R-R 1971-11-30 36Vega Baja,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20111991-2011  
1988-   UDFA-TEX
 
37Kenny RogersP6-1 205 L-L 1964-11-10 43Savannah,Georgia MLB1982-20081989-2008Plant City (Plant City,FL)
1982-39- 816-TEX
 
52Dusty RyanC6-4 230 R-R 1984-09-02 23Merced,California MLB2003-20112008-2009Golden Valley (Merced,CA)Merced Col
2003-48-1405-DET
 
39Ramon SantiagoSS-2B5-11 150 B-R 1979-08-31 28Las Matas de Farfan,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152002-2014  
1998-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
57Dane SardinhaC5-11 215 R-R 1979-04-08 29Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1998-20112003-2011Kamehameha (Honolulu,HI)Pepperdine U.
2000- 2-  46-CIN
 
44Bobby SeayP6-2 221 L-L 1978-06-20 30Sarasota,Florida MLB1997-20092001-2009Sarasota (Sarasota,FL)
1996- 1-  12-CHA
 
3Gary SheffieldDH5-11 205 R-R 1968-11-18 39Tampa,Florida MLB1986-20091988-2009Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
1986- 1-   6-MIL
 
33Marcus ThamesLF6-2 205 R-R 1977-03-06 31Louisville,Mississippi MLB1997-20112002-2011Louisville (Louisville,MS)East Central CC
1996-30- 899-NYA
 
36Clete ThomasLF-CF5-11 205 L-R 1983-11-14 24Jacksonville,Florida MLB2003-20142008-2013Mosley (Panama City,FL)Auburn U.
2005- 6- 180-DET
Free Agent  
35Justin VerlanderP6-5 200 R-R 1983-02-20 25Manakin-Sabot,Virginia MLB2002-20192005-2019Goochland (Goochland,VA)Old Dominion U.
2004- 1-   2-DET
ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
21Dontrelle WillisP6-4 250 L-L 1982-01-12 26Oakland,California MLB2000-20142003-2011Encinal (Alameda,CA)
2000- 8- 223-CHN
Retired  
54Joel ZumayaP6-3 210 R-R 1984-11-09 23Chula Vista,California MLB2002-20102006-2010Bonita Vista (Chula Vista,CA)
2002-11- 320-DET
Free Agent  
46 Players