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2008 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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C.C. Sabathia played for the 2008 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record81-81 (3rd in American League Central)League Rank8thMLB Rank17th
BallparkProgressive Field
ManagerEric WedgeGeneral ManagerMark Shapiro
CoachesJeff Datz (Bench Coach), Luis Isaac (Bullpen Coach), Luis Rivera (First Base Coach), Derek Shelton (Hitting Coach), Joel Skinner (Third Base Coach), Carl Willis (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickLonnie Chisenhall (#29)
Payroll$78,970,066 (Rank: 16th)
Attendance2,169,760 (Rank: 22nd)
Minor League AffiliatesBuffalo Bisons (AAA) 66-77 ... Akron Aeros (AA) 80-62 ... Kinston Indians (A+) 72-66 ... Lake County Captains (A) 75-65 ... Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A-) 31-44 ... Gulf Coast Indians (Rk) 27-29 ...
Years Available1879-2018

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 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Cleveland Indians 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)
68,23Michael Aubrey1B6-1 195 L-L 1982-04-15 26Shreveport,Louisiana MLB2001-20112008-2009Southwood (Shreveport,LA)Tulane U.
2003- 1-  11-CLE
 
29Josh Barfield2B6-0 185 R-R 1982-12-17 25Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB2001-20132006-2009Klein (Klein,TX)
2001- 4- 120-SDN
Free Agent  
27Rick BauerP6-6 212 R-R 1977-01-10 31Garden Grove,California MLB1997-20122001-2008Centennial (Boise,ID)Treasure Valley CC
1997- 5- 165-BAL
 
63Rafael BetancourtP6-2 170 R-R 1975-04-29 33Cumana,Venezuela MLB1994-20152003-2015  
1993-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
1Casey Blake3B6-2 200 R-R 1973-08-23 34Des Moines,Iowa MLB1993-20111999-2011Indianola (Indianola,IA)Wichita St
1996- 7- 189-TOR
Free Agent  
47Joe BorowskiP6-2 225 R-R 1971-05-04 37Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1990-20081995-2008Marist (Bayonne,NJ)Rutgers U.
1989-32- 823-CHA
 
58Craig BreslowP6-1 180 L-L 1980-08-08 27New Haven,Connecticut MLB1999-20182005-2017Trumbull (Trumbull,CT)Yale U.
2002-26- 769-MIL
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)
26Bryan BullingtonP6-5 220 R-R 1980-09-30 27Indianapolis,Indiana MLB2000-20152005-2010Madison Consolidated (Madison,IN)Ball St
2002- 1-   1-PIT
 
36Paul ByrdP6-1 184 R-R 1970-12-03 37Louisville,Kentucky MLB1989-20091995-2009St. Xavier (Louisville,KY)Louisiana St
1991- 4- 112-CLE
 
13Asdrubal Cabrera2B6-0 185 B-R 1985-11-13 22Puerto La Cruz,Venezuela MLB2004-20182007-2018  
2002-   UDFA-SEA
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)
7Jamey Carroll2B-3B5-10 175 R-R 1974-02-18 34Evansville,Indiana MLB1994-20132002-2013Castle (Newburgh,IN)Evansville
1996-14- 400-MON
Free Agent  
17Shin-Soo ChooRF-LF5-11 178 L-L 1982-07-30 25Pusan,Korea MLB2001-20182005-2018  
2000-   UDFA-CLE
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
20David DellucciLF-DH5-10 180 L-L 1973-10-31 34Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1992-20091997-2009Catholic (Baton Rouge,LA)Mississippi
1995-10- 276-BAL
 
58Brendan DonnellyP6-3 205 R-R 1971-07-04 36Washington,DC MLB1992-20102002-2010Sandia (Albuquerque,NM)Mesa CC, New Mexico Junior Col, Colorado Mesa U.
1992-27- 764-CHA
 
39Scott ElartonP6-7 240 R-R 1976-02-23 32Lamar,Colorado MLB1994-20131998-2008Lamar (Lamar,CO)
1994- 1-  25-HOU
Indy League  
44Sal FasanoC6-2 230 R-R 1971-08-10 36Chicago,Illinois MLB1992-20091996-2008Hoffman Estates (Hoffman Estates,IL)Evansville
1993-37-1029-KCA
 
12Ben FranciscoLF6-1 180 R-R 1981-10-23 26Santa Ana,California MLB2001-20152007-2013Servite (Anaheim,CA)UCLA
2002- 5- 154-CLE
Free Agent  
25Ryan Garko1B6-1 220 R-R 1981-01-02 27Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB2000-20122005-2010Servite (Anaheim,CA)Stanford U.
2003- 3-  78-CLE
Free Agent  
56Matt GinterP6-1 220 R-R 1977-12-24 30Winchester,Kentucky MLB1997-20092000-2008Clark (Winchester,KY)Mississippi St
1999- 1-  22-CHA
 
50Andy Gonzalez1B6-2 180 R-R 1981-12-15 26Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB2001-20132007-2009Florida Air Academy (Melbourne,FL)
2001- 5- 163-CHA
Free Agent  
38Franklin GutierrezRF6-2 175 R-R 1983-02-21 25Caracas,Venezuela MLB2001-20172005-2017  
2000-   UDFA-LAN
Free Agent  
48Travis HafnerDH6-3 215 L-R 1977-06-03 31Jamestown,North Dakota MLB1997-20182002-2013Bowdon (Bowdon,ND)Cowley Col
1996-31- 923-TEX
Free Agent  
55Roberto HernandezP6-4 180 R-R 1980-08-30 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2002-20162006-2016  
2000-   UDFA-CLE
Free Agent  
57Zach JacksonP6-5 220 L-L 1983-05-13 25Latrobe,Pennsylvania MLB2002-20152006-2009Seneca Valley (Harmony,PA)Louisville, Texas A&M U.
2004- 1-  32-TOR
Free Agent  
44Jorge JulioP6-1 190 R-R 1979-03-03 29Caracas,Venezuela MLB1997-20122001-2009  
1996-   UDFA-MON
 
30Masahide KobayashiP6-1 172 R-R 1974-05-24 34Yamanashi,Japan MLB1999-20112008-2009  
2007-   UDFA-CLE
 
32Aaron LaffeyP6-1 178 L-L 1985-04-15 23Cumberland,Maryland MLB2003-20182007-2015Alleghany (Cumberland,MD)
2003-16- 468-CLE
Retired  
31Cliff LeeP6-4 190 L-L 1978-08-30 29Benton,Arkansas MLB1998-20142002-2014Benton (Benton,AR)Arkansas, Meridian CC
2000- 4- 105-MON
Free Agent  
50Jensen LewisP6-3 185 R-R 1984-05-16 24Cincinnati,Ohio MLB2003-20132007-2010Anderson (Cincinnati,OH)Vanderbilt U.
2005- 3- 102-CLE
Free Agent  
46Scott LewisP6-0 185 L-L 1983-09-26 24Washington Court House,Ohio MLB2002-20102008-2009Washington Court House (Washington Court House,OH)Ohio St
2004- 3-  77-CLE
 
15Andy Marte3B6-1 185 R-R 1983-11-21 24Villa Tapia,Dom Rep MLB2001-20142005-2014  
2000-   UDFA-ATL
International  
41Victor MartinezC6-2 170 B-R 1978-12-23 29Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela MLB1999-20182002-2018  
1996-   UDFA-CLE
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
40Tom MastnyP6-5 220 R-R 1981-02-04 27East Bontang,Indonesia MLB2000-20102006-2008Zionsville (Zionsville,IN)Furman U.
2003-11- 320-TOR
 
59Jon MeloanP6-3 225 R-R 1984-07-11 23Houston,Texas MLB2003-20142007-2009Taylor (Katy,TX)Arizona
2005- 5- 166-LAN
Free Agent  
8Jason MichaelsLF6-0 205 R-R 1976-05-04 32Tampa,Florida MLB1997-20122001-2011Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Miami, NWFlorida St
1998- 4- 104-PHI
Free Agent  
49Edward MujicaP6-2 180 R-R 1984-05-10 24Valencia,Venezuela MLB2003-20182006-2017  
2001-   UDFA-CLE
MinorsSt. Louis Cardinals (AAA)
2Jhonny PeraltaSS6-1 185 R-R 1982-05-28 26Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2000-20172003-2017  
1999-   UDFA-CLE
Free Agent  
53Rafael PerezP6-3 170 L-L 1982-05-15 26Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2003-20172006-2012  
2002-   UDFA-CLE
Free Agent  
27Anthony ReyesP6-2 215 R-R 1981-10-16 26Downey,California MLB2000-20122005-2009California (Whittier,CA)USC
2003-15- 455-SLN
Free Agent  
34Juan RinconP5-11 190 R-R 1979-01-23 29Miranda,Venezuela MLB1997-20142001-2010  
1996-   UDFA-MIN
Indy League  
56Rich RundlesP6-5 180 L-L 1981-06-03 27Chattanooga,Tennessee MLB1999-20132008-2009Jefferson County (Dandridge,TN)
1999- 3-  88-BOS
Free Agent  
52C.C. SabathiaP6-7 250 L-L 1980-07-21 27Vallejo,California MLB1998-20182001-2018Vallejo (Vallejo,CA)
1998- 1-  20-CLE
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
10Kelly ShoppachC6-0 215 R-R 1980-04-29 28Fort Worth,Texas MLB1999-20132005-2013Brewer (Fort Worth,TX)Baylor U.
2001- 2-  48-BOS
Free Agent  
24Grady SizemoreCF6-2 205 L-L 1982-08-02 25Seattle,Washington MLB2000-20152004-2015Cascade (Everett,WA)
2000- 3-  75-MON
Free Agent  
54Brian SlocumP6-4 190 R-R 1981-03-27 27New Rochelle,New York MLB2000-20112006-2008Iona Prep (New Rochelle,NY)Villanova U.
2002- 2-  63-CLE
 
45Jeremy SowersP6-1 165 L-L 1983-05-17 25Wheeling,West Virginia MLB2002-20132006-2009Ballard (Louisville,KY)Vanderbilt U.
2004- 1-   6-CLE
 
16Jason TynerLF6-1 170 L-L 1977-04-23 31Beaumont,Texas MLB1996-20092000-2008West Brook (Beaumont,TX)Texas A&M U.
1998- 1-  21-NYN
 
11Jorge VelandiaSS5-9 185 R-R 1975-01-12 33Caracas,Venezuela MLB1992-20091997-2008  
1992-   UDFA-DET
 
37Jake WestbrookP6-3 200 R-R 1977-09-29 30Athens,Georgia MLB1996-20132000-2013Madison County (Danielsville,GA)
1996- 1-  21-COL
Retired  
49 Players