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2008 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 81-81 .500
Rank: 3rd in American League Central
Run Differential: 805-761 + 44
Roster Continuity 84.95% 1/30
Manager(s): Eric Wedge
General Manager: Mark Shapiro
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Progressive Field
Payroll: $ 78,970,066 16/30
Attendance: 2,169,760 22/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Lonnie Chisenhall (#29) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jeff Datz
Bullpen Coach: Luis Isaac
First Base Coach: Luis Rivera
Hitting Coach: Derek Shelton
Pitching Coach: Carl Willis
Third Base Coach: Joel Skinner

#1 Draft Picks

Bryan Bullington (#1), Jeremy Sowers (#6), Michael Aubrey (#11), C.C. Sabathia (#20), Jason Tyner (#21), Jake Westbrook (#21), Matt Ginter (#22), Scott Elarton (#25), Zach Jackson (#32)
American League Central 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 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    68,23Michael AubreyLF6-1195L-L262008CLE: 2003-1-11MLB--
    29Josh BarfieldLF-RF6-0185R-R252006SDN: 2001-4-120MLB-Free Agent
    27Rick BauerP6-6212R-R312001BAL: 1997-5-165MLB--
    63Rafael BetancourtP6-2170R-R332003Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    1Casey Blake3B6-2200R-R341999TOR: 1996-7-189MLB-Free Agent
    47Joe BorowskiP6-2225R-R371995CHA: 1989-32-823MLB--
    58Craig BreslowP6-1180L-L272005MIL: 2002-26-769MLB-Free Agent
    26Bryan BullingtonP6-5220R-R272005PIT: 2002-1-1MLB--
    36Paul ByrdP6-1184R-R371995CLE: 1991-4-112MLB--
    13Asdrubal CabreraSS6-0185B-R222007UDFAMLBNew York MetsMLB-Active
    7Jamey Carroll3B5-10175R-R342002MON: 1996-14-400MLB-Free Agent
    17Shin-Soo ChooCF5-11178L-L252005UDFAMLBTexas RangersMLB-Active
    20David DellucciLF-RF5-10180L-L341997BAL: 1995-10-276MLB--
    58Brendan DonnellyP6-3205R-R362002CHA: 1992-27-764MLB--
    39Scott ElartonP6-7240R-R321998HOU: 1994-1-25MLB-Ind
    44Sal FasanoC6-2230R-R361996KCA: 1993-37-1029MLB--
    12Ben FranciscoOF6-1180R-R262007CLE: 2002-5-154MLB-Free Agent
    25Ryan Garko1B6-1220R-R272005CLE: 2003-3-78MLB-Free Agent
    56Matt GinterP6-1220R-R302000CHA: 1999-1-22MLB--
    50Andy Gonzalez3B-2B6-2180R-R262007CHA: 2001-5-163MLB-Free Agent
    38Franklin GutierrezRF-OF6-2175R-R252005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    48Travis HafnerDH6-3215L-R312002TEX: 1996-31-923MLB-Free Agent
    55Roberto HernandezP6-4180R-R272006UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    57Zach JacksonP6-5220L-L252006TOR: 2004-1-32MLB-Free Agent
    44Jorge JulioP6-1190R-R292001Not draftedMLB--
    30Masahide KobayashiP6-1172R-R342008Not draftedMLB--
    32Aaron LaffeyP6-1178L-L232007CLE: 2003-16-468MLB-Free Agent
    31Cliff LeeP6-4190L-L292002MON: 2000-4-105MLB-Free Agent
    50Jensen LewisP6-3185R-R242007CLE: 2005-3-102MLB-Free Agent
    46Scott LewisP6-0185L-L242008CLE: 2004-3-77MLB--
    15Andy Marte3B6-1185R-R242005UDFAMLB-Int
    41Victor MartinezDH6-2170B-R292002UDFAMLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    40Tom MastnyP6-5220R-R272006TOR: 2003-11-320MLB--
    59Jon MeloanP6-3225R-R232007LAN: 2005-5-166MLB-Free Agent
    8Jason MichaelsLF6-0205R-R322001PHI: 1998-4-104MLB-Free Agent
    49Edward MujicaP6-2180R-R242006Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    2Jhonny PeraltaSS6-1185R-R262003UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    53Rafael PerezP6-3170L-L262006Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    27Anthony ReyesP6-2215R-R262005SLN: 2003-15-455MLB-Free Agent
    34Juan RinconP5-11190R-R292001Not draftedMLB-Ind
    56Rich RundlesP6-5180L-L272008BOS: 1999-3-88MLB-Free Agent
    52C.C. SabathiaP6-7250L-L272001CLE: 1998-1-20MLB-Free Agent
    10Kelly ShoppachC6-0215R-R282005BOS: 2001-2-48MLB-Free Agent
    24Grady SizemoreCF6-2205L-L252004MON: 2000-3-75MLB-Free Agent
    54Brian SlocumP6-4190R-R272006CLE: 2002-2-63MLB--
    45Jeremy SowersP6-1165L-L252006CLE: 2004-1-6MLB--
    16Jason TynerLF-CF6-1170L-L312000NYN: 1998-1-21MLB--
    11Jorge Velandia2B-SS5-9185R-R331997Not draftedMLB--
    37Jake WestbrookP6-3200R-R302000COL: 1996-1-21MLB-Retired

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