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2008 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 789-727 + 62
Roster Continuity 71.66% 8/30
Manager(s): Joe Girardi
General Manager: Brian Cashman
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Payroll: $ 209,081,577 1/30
Attendance: 4,298,655 1/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Gerrit Cole (#28) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Rob Thomson
Bullpen Coach: Mike Harkey
First Base Coach: Tony Pena
Hitting Coach: Kevin Long
Minor League Rehab Pitching Coach: Tommy Phelps
Pitching Coach: Dave Eiland
Third Base Coach: Bob Meacham

#1 Draft Picks

Alex Rodriguez (#1), Derek Jeter (#6), Billy Traber (#16), Mike Mussina (#20), Ian Kennedy (#21), Phil Hughes (#23), Johnny Damon (#35), Joba Chamberlain (#41)
American League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2008 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    53Bobby AbreuLF6-0197L-R341996UDFAMLB-Retired
    91Alfredo AcevesP6-3200R-R252008UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    63Jonathan AlbaladejoP6-5210R-R252007PIT: 2001-19-564MLB-Free Agent
    14Wilson BetemitDH6-3190B-R262001UDFAMLB-Restricted List
    47,39Chris BrittonP6-3220R-R252006BAL: 2001-8-233MLB--
    33Brian BruneyP6-3230R-R262004ARI: 2000-12-369MLB-Free Agent
    28Melky CabreraLF5-11170B-L232005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    24.22Robinson Cano2B6-0172L-R252005UDFAMLBSeattle MarinersMLB-Active
    64Francisco CervelliC6-1175B-R222008UDFAMLBPittsburgh PiratesMLB-Active
    62Joba ChamberlainP6-3225R-R222007NYA: 2006-1-41MLB-Retired
    17Justin ChristianOF6-1188R-R282008UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    48Phil CokeP6-1210L-L252008NYA: 2002-26-786MLB-Int
    18Johnny DamonLF6-2190L-L341995KCA: 1992-1-35MLB-Free Agent
    17Shelley Duncan1B6-5215R-R282007NYA: 2001-2-62MLB-Free Agent
    11Morgan Ensberg3B6-2210R-R322000HOU: 1998-9-272MLB--
    48Kyle FarnsworthP6-4215R-R321999CHN: 1994-47-1290MLBHouston AstrosMinors
    11Brett GardnerCF5-10180L-L242008NYA: 2005-3-109MLBNew York YankeesMLB-Active
    25Jason GiambiDH6-3235L-R371995OAK: 1992-2-58MLB-Retired
    38Dan GieseP6-3195R-R312007BOS: 1999-34-1039MLB--
    12Alberto GonzalezSS5-11160R-R252007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    21,22LaTroy HawkinsP6-5204R-R351995MIN: 1991-7-180MLB-Retired
    34,65Phil HughesP6-5220R-R222007NYA: 2004-1-23MLBMinnesota TwinsMLB-Active
    29Kei IgawaP6-1205L-L282007Not draftedMLB--
    2Derek JeterSS6-3195R-R341995NYA: 1992-1-6MLB-Retired
    31Ian KennedyP5-11185R-R232007NYA: 2006-1-21MLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    34Damaso MarteP6-0170L-L331999Not draftedMLB--
    55Hideki MatsuiLF-DH6-2210L-R342003UDFAMLBNew York YankeesRetired
    66Juan Miranda1B6-0220L-L252008UDFAMLB-Int
    19Chad MoellerC6-3207R-R332000MIN: 1996-7-187MLB--
    26Jose MolinaC6-1215R-R331999CHN: 1993-14-390MLB-Free Agent
    35Mike MussinaP6-2183B-R391991BAL: 1990-1-20MLB--
    29,22Xavier NadyOF6-2205R-R292000SDN: 2000-2-49MLB-Free Agent
    39Ross OhlendorfP6-4235R-R252007ARI: 2004-4-116MLB-Int
    30Scott PattersonP6-7225R-R292008Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    45Carl PavanoP6-5230R-R321998BOS: 1994-13-355MLB-Retired
    46Andy PettitteP6-5225L-L361995NYA: 1990-22-594MLB-Free Agent
    47Sidney PonsonP6-1225R-R311998Not draftedMLB--
    20Jorge PosadaDH6-2205B-R361996NYA: 1990-24-646MLB--
    36Edwar RamirezP6-3150R-R272007Not draftedMLB--
    29Cody Ransom3B6-2190R-R322001SFN: 1998-9-278MLB-Free Agent
    43Darrell RasnerP6-3210R-R272005MON: 2002-2-46MLB--
    42Mariano RiveraP6-2170R-R381995UDFAMLB-Retired
    30David RobertsonP5-11180R-R232008NYA: 2006-17-524MLBNew York YankeesMLB-Active
    12Alex Rodriguez3B6-3195R-R321994SEA: 1993-1-1MLB-Free Agent
    13Ivan RodriguezC5-9205R-R361991UDFAMLB--
    77Humberto SanchezP6-6230R-R252008DET: 2001-31-927MLB--
    39Richie Sexson1B6-7206R-R331997CLE: 1993-24-671MLB--
    38Chris StewartC6-4200R-R262006CHA: 2001-12-373MLB-Free Agent
    61Billy TraberP6-5205L-L282003NYN: 2000-1-16MLB--
    41Jose VerasP6-5230R-R272006UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    40Chien-Ming WangP6-3230R-R282005UDFAMLB-Free Agent

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