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2008 Chicago White SoxSeason Roster
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Ken Griffey played for the 2008 Chicago White Sox
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameWhite Sox
LocationChicago,Illinois
Record89-74 (1st in American League Central)League Rank5thMLB Rank9th
BallparkU.S. Cellular Field
ManagerOzzie GuillenGeneral ManagerKen Williams
CoachesHarold Baines (First Base Coach), Don Cooper (Pitching Coach), Joey Cora (Bench Coach), Jeff Cox (Third Base Coach), Juan Nieves (Bullpen Coach), Greg Walker (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsLost in 1st Round (Rays)
#1 Draft PickGordon Beckham (#8)
Payroll$121,189,332 (Rank: 5th)
Attendance2,501,103 (Rank: 16th)
Minor League AffiliatesCharlotte Knights (AAA) 63-78 ... Birmingham Barons (AA) 74-63 ... Winston-Salem Warthogs (A+) 71-68 ... Kannapolis Intimidators (A) 67-68 ... Bristol White Sox (Rk) 34-30 ... Great Falls Voyagers (Rk) 39-37 ...
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 Chicago White Sox.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Chicago White Sox 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)
32Brian AndersonCF6-2 205 R-R 1982-03-11 26Tucson,Arizona MLB2001-20122005-2009Canyon del Oro (Tucson,AZ)Arizona
2003- 1-  15-CHA
Free Agent  
38Jason Bourgeois2B5-9 170 B-R 1982-01-04 26Houston,Texas MLB2000-20172008-2015Forest Brook (Houston,TX)
2000- 2-  56-TEX
Free Agent  
41Lance BroadwayP 6-4 190 R-R 1983-08-20 24Mansfield,Texas MLB2003-20102007-2009Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie,TX)Texas Christian U., Dallas Baptist U.
2005- 1-  15-CHA
 
56Mark BuehrleP6-2 200 L-L 1979-03-23 29St. Charles,Missouri MLB1999-20152000-2015Howell North (St. Charles,MO)Jefferson Col
1998-38-1139-CHA
Free Agent  
18Orlando CabreraSS5-10 175 R-R 1974-11-02 33Cartagena,Colombia MLB1994-20111997-2011  
1993-   UDFA-MON
 
53DJ CarrascoP6-1 215 R-R 1977-04-12 31Safford,Arizona MLB1998-20122003-2012Hayward (Hayward,CA)Pima CC
1997-26- 795-BAL
Free Agent  
52Jose ContrerasP6-4 230 R-R 1971-12-06 36Havana,Cuba MLB2003-20162003-2013  
2002-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent  
24Joe Crede3B6-3 195 R-R 1978-04-26 30Jefferson City,Missouri MLB1996-20092000-2009Fatima (Westphalia,MO)
1996- 5- 137-CHA
 
50John DanksP6-2 190 L-L 1985-04-15 23Austin,Texas MLB2003-20162007-2016Round Rock (Round Rock,TX)
2003- 1-   9-TEX
Free Agent  
26Octavio DotelP6-0 175 R-R 1975-11-25 32Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20131999-2013  
1993-   UDFA-NYN
Retired  
23Jermaine DyeRF6-5 220 R-R 1974-01-28 34Vacaville,California MLB1993-20091996-2009Will C. Wood (Vacaville,CA)Cosumnes River Col
1993-17- 488-ATL
 
22Josh Fields3B6-2 210 R-R 1982-12-14 25Stillwater,Oklahoma MLB2002-20152006-2010Stillwater (Stillwater,OK)Oklahoma St
2004- 1-  18-CHA
Free Agent  
34Gavin FloydP6-5 210 R-R 1983-01-27 25Annapolis,Maryland MLB2002-20162004-2016Mount Saint Joseph (Baltimore,MD)
2001- 1-   4-PHI
Free Agent  
39Chris Getz2B6-0 165 L-R 1983-08-30 24Grosse Pointe,Michigan MLB2003-20142008-2014Grosse Pointe South (Grosse Pointe,MI)Wake Forest U., Michigan
2005- 4- 125-CHA
Retired  
17Ken GriffeyCF6-3 205 L-L 1969-11-21 38Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1987-20101989-2010Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)
1987- 1-   1-SEA
 
44Toby HallC6-3 205 R-R 1975-10-21 32Tacoma,Washington MLB1997-20112000-2008El Dorado (Placerville,CA)UNLV
1997- 9- 294-TBA
 
45Bobby JenksP6-3 225 R-R 1981-03-14 27Mission Hills,California MLB2000-20112005-2011Inglemoor (Kenmore,WA)
2000- 5- 140-ANA
Free Agent  
14Paul Konerko1B6-3 211 R-R 1976-03-05 32Providence,Rhode Island MLB1994-20141997-2014Chaparral (Scottsdale,AZ)
1994- 1-  13-LAN
Retired  
71Scott LinebrinkP6-3 185 R-R 1976-08-04 31Austin,Texas MLB1997-20112000-2011McNeil (Austin,TX)Texas St, Concordia U.
1997- 2-  56-SFN
Free Agent  
21Esteban LoaizaP6-3 210 R-R 1971-12-31 36Tijuana,Mexico MLB1991-20131995-2008Mar Vista (Imperial Beach,CA)
1991-   UDFA-PIT
 
57Boone LoganP6-5 200 R-L 1984-08-13 23San Antonio,Texas MLB2003-20182006-2018Sandra Day O'Connor (Helotes,TX)Temple Col
2002-20- 600-CHA
Free Agent  
47Mike MacDougalP6-4 195 R-R 1977-03-05 31Las Vegas,Nevada MLB1997-20142001-2012Mesa (Mesa,AZ)Wake Forest U.
1999- 1-  25-KCA
Free Agent  
46Nick MassetP6-4 190 R-R 1982-05-17 26St. Petersburg,Florida MLB2000-20162006-2015Pinellas Park (Pinellas Park,FL)St. Petersburg Col
2000- 8- 244-TEX
Retired  
7Jerry OwensLF-CF6-3 195 L-L 1981-02-16 27Hollywood,California MLB2003-20162006-2009Hart (Newhall,CA)The Master's Col
2003- 2-  57-MON
 
38Pablo Ozuna3B-2B6-0 160 R-R 1974-08-25 33Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1997-20102000-2008  
1996-   UDFA-SLN
 
27Paul PhillipsC5-11 180 R-R 1977-04-15 31Demopolis,Alabama MLB1998-20122004-2010West Lauderdale (Collinsville,MS)Alabama
1998- 9- 257-KCA
Free Agent  
12AJ PierzynskiC6-3 220 L-R 1976-12-30 31Bridgehampton,New York MLB1994-20161998-2016Dr. Phillips (Orlando,FL)
1994- 3-  71-MIN
Free Agent  
20Carlos QuentinLF6-2 215 R-R 1982-08-28 25Bellflower,California MLB2001-20172006-2014University of San Diego (San Diego,CA)Stanford U.
2003- 1-  29-ARI
Free Agent  
49Alexei Ramirez2B6-3 185 R-R 1981-09-22 26Pinar del Rio,Cuba MLB2008-20162008-2016  
2008-   UDFA-CHA
Free Agent  
10Horacio RamirezP6-1 170 L-L 1979-11-24 28Carson,California MLB1997-20172003-2011Inglewood (Inglewood,CA)
1997- 5- 172-ATL
Free Agent  
54Clayton RichardP6-5 225 L-L 1983-09-12 24Lafayette,Indiana MLB2005-20192008-2019McCutcheon (Lafayette,IN)Michigan
2005- 8- 245-CHA
Free Agent  
61Adam RussellP6-8 250 R-R 1983-04-14 25Huron,Ohio MLB2002-20142008-2011North Olmsted (North Olmsted,OH)Ohio U.
2004- 6- 179-CHA
Free Agent  
30Nick Swisher1B-CF6-0 200 B-L 1980-11-25 27Columbus,Ohio MLB2000-20162004-2015Parkersburg (Parkersburg,WV)Ohio St
2002- 1-  16-OAK
Retired  
25Jim ThomeDH6-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 37Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012Limestone Community (Bartonville,IL)Illinois Central Col
1989-13- 333-CLE
Retired  
37Matt ThorntonP6-6 220 L-L 1976-09-15 31Three Rivers,Michigan MLB1996-20162004-2016Centreville (Centreville,MI)Grand Valley St
1998- 1-  22-SEA
Retired  
5Juan Uribe3B-2B6-0 225 R-R 1979-03-22 29Bani,Dom Rep MLB1998-20162001-2016  
1997-   UDFA-COL
Free Agent  
33Javier VazquezP6-2 195 R-R 1976-07-05 31Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1994-20111998-2011  
1994- 5- 140-MON
 
43Ehren WassermannP6-0 185 B-R 1980-12-06 27Sylacauga,Alabama MLB2002-20112007-2008Sylacauga (Sylacauga,AL)Samford U.
2003-   UDFA-CHA
 
31Dewayne WiseLF-CF6-1 180 L-L 1978-02-24 30Columbia,South Carolina MLB1997-20132000-2013Chapin (Chapin,SC)
1997- 5- 158-CIN
Free Agent  
39 Players