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2008 Texas RangersSeason Roster
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David Murphy played for the 2008 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationSt. Petersburg,Florida
Record79-83 (2nd in American League West)League Rank9thMLB Rank18th
BallparkRangers Ballpark in Arlington
ManagerRon WashingtonGeneral ManagerJon Daniels
CoachesDom Chiti (Bullpen Coach), Jim Colborn (Bullpen Coach), Mark Connor (Pitching Coach), Andy Hawkins (Pitching Coach), Art Howe (Bench Coach), Rudy Jaramillo (Hitting Coach), Johnny Narron (Special Assignment Coach), Gary Pettis (First Base Coach), Matt Walbeck (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJustin Smoak (#11)
Payroll$67,712,326 (Rank: 21st)
Attendance1,945,677 (Rank: 25th)
Minor League AffiliatesOklahoma RedHawks (AAA) 76-68 ... Frisco RoughRiders (AA) 84-56 ... Bakersfield Blaze (A+) 62-78 ... Clinton LumberKings (A) 78-59 ... Spokane Indians (A-) 51-25 ... Arizona Rangers (Rk) 34-22 ...
Years Available1961-2018

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 Texas Rangers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Texas Rangers 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)
4Joaquin Arias2B6-1 160 R-R 1984-09-21 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2002-20152006-2015  
2001-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent  
53Joaquin BenoitP6-3 205 R-R 1977-07-26 30Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1997-20172001-2017  
1996-   UDFA-TEX
DL-60Washington Nationals (MLB)
9Hank Blalock1B-3B6-1 190 L-R 1980-11-21 27San Diego,California MLB1999-20102002-2010Rancho Bernardo (San Diego,CA)
1999- 3- 105-TEX
 
41Brandon BoggsLF6-0 190 B-R 1983-01-09 25Marietta,Georgia MLB2002-20152008-2011Pope (Marietta,GA)Georgia Tech
2004- 4- 111-TEX
Free Agent  
29Jason Botts1B6-6 245 B-R 1980-07-26 27Paso Robles,California MLB2000-20142005-2008Paso Robles (Paso Robles,CA)Glendale CC
1999-46-1375-TEX
 
21Milton BradleyDH6-0 180 B-R 1978-04-15 30Harbor City,California MLB1996-20112000-2011Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)
1996- 2-  40-MON
 
23Ben Broussard1B6-2 220 L-L 1976-09-24 31Beaumont,Texas MLB1996-20132002-2008Hardin-Jefferson (Sour Lake,TX)McNeese St
1999- 2-  65-CIN
Free Agent  
22Marlon ByrdCF-RF6-0 225 R-R 1977-08-30 30Boynton Beach,Florida MLB1999-20162002-2016Sprayberry (Marietta,GA)Georgia Perimeter Col
1999-10- 306-PHI
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)
27Frank Catalanotto1B-LF6-0 195 L-R 1974-04-27 34Smithtown,New York MLB1992-20101997-2010Smithtown East (St. James,NY)
1992-10- 280-DET
 
17Nelson CruzRF6-3 170 R-R 1980-07-01 27Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB2001-20182005-2018  
1998-   UDFA-NYN
ActiveSeattle Mariners (MLB)
19Chris Davis1B-3B6-3 210 L-R 1986-03-17 22Longview,Texas MLB2006-20182008-2018Longview (Longview,TX)Navarro Col
2006- 5- 148-TEX
ActiveBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
65Joselo DiazP6-0 225 R-R 1980-04-13 28San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1997-20112006-2008  
1996-   UDFA-LAN
 
6German Duran3B-2B5-10 185 R-R 1984-08-03 23Zacatenas,Mexico MLB2004-20142008-2008Paschal (Fort Worth,TX)Texas Christian U., Weatherford Col
2005- 6- 189-TEX
 
16Jason EllisonRF-LF5-10 180 R-R 1978-04-04 30Quincy,California MLB1999-20092003-2008South Kitsap (Port Orchard,WA)Lewis-Clark St, Bellevue CC
2000-22- 661-SFN
 
39Scott FeldmanP6-4 210 R-R 1983-02-07 25Kailua,Hawaii MLB2002-20172005-2017Burlingame (Burlingame,CA)Col. San Mateo
2003-30- 886-TEX
Free Agent  
50Frank FranciscoP6-2 179 R-R 1980-06-11 28Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1999-20142004-2014  
1996-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
14Kazuo FukumoriP6-1 172 R-R 1976-08-04 31Miyazaki,Japan MLB1995-20102008-2008  
2007-   UDFA-TEX
 
13Kason GabbardP6-4 200 L-L 1982-04-08 26Oxford,Ohio MLB2000-20102006-2008Royal Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)Indian River St
2000-29- 872-BOS
 
54Franklyn GermanP6-4 170 R-R 1980-01-20 28San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1998-20112002-2008  
1996-   UDFA-OAK
 
52Brian GordonP6-0 193 L-R 1979-08-16 28Round Rock,Texas MLB1997-20142008-2011Round Rock (Round Rock,TX)
1997- 7- 233-ARI
Free Agent  
18Eddie GuardadoP6-0 194 R-L 1970-10-02 37Stockton,California MLB1990-20091993-2009Franklin (Stockton,CA)San Joaquin Delta Col
1990-21- 570-MIN
 
32Josh HamiltonCF6-4 240 L-L 1981-05-21 27Raleigh,North Carolina MLB1999-20162007-2015Athens Drive (Raleigh,NC)
1999- 1-   1-TBA
Free Agent  
54Matt HarrisonP6-3 190 L-L 1985-08-16 22Durham,North Carolina MLB2003-20152008-2015South Granville (Creedmoor,NC)
2003- 3-  97-ATL
Free Agent  
35Tommy HunterP6-3 255 R-R 1986-07-03 21Indianapolis,Indiana MLB2006-20182008-2018Cathedral (Indianapolis,IN)Alabama
2007- 1-  54-TEX
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)
37Eric HurleyP6-4 195 R-R 1985-09-17 22Jacksonville,Florida MLB2004-20122008-2008Wolfson (Jacksonville,FL)
2004- 1-  30-TEX
Free Agent  
31Jason JenningsP6-2 242 R-R 1978-07-17 29Dallas,Texas MLB1997-20112001-2009Poteet (Mesquite,TX)Baylor U.
1999- 1-  16-COL
 
5Ian Kinsler2B6-0 175 R-R 1982-06-22 26Tucson,Arizona MLB2001-20182006-2018Canyon del Oro (Tucson,AZ)Missouri, Arizona St, Central Arizona Col
2003-17- 496-TEX
DL-10Boston Red Sox (MLB)
15Gerald LairdC6-2 195 R-R 1979-11-13 28Westminster,California MLB1999-20162003-2015La Quinta (Westminster,CA)Cypress Col
1998- 2-  45-OAK
Free Agent  
58Wes LittletonP6-3 200 R-R 1982-09-02 25Hayward,California MLB2001-20122006-2008Vista (Vista,CA)Cal St Fullerton
2003- 4- 106-TEX
 
43Kameron LoeP6-8 220 R-R 1981-09-10 26Simi Valley,California MLB2000-20172004-2013Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)Cal St Northridge
2002-20- 592-TEX
Free Agent  
60Warner MadrigalP6-0 190 R-R 1984-03-21 24San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB2003-20162008-2009  
2001-   UDFA-ANA
Free Agent  
49Doug MathisP6-2 218 R-R 1983-06-07 25Phoenix,Arizona MLB2003-20142008-2010Show Low (Show Low,AZ)Central Arizona Col, Missouri
2005-13- 399-TEX
Free Agent  
20Brandon McCarthyP6-7 180 R-R 1983-07-07 24Glendale,California MLB2002-20182005-2018Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs,CO)Lamar CC
2002-17- 510-CHA
DL-10Atlanta Braves (MLB)
2Adam MelhuseC6-2 185 B-R 1972-03-27 36Santa Clara,California MLB1991-20092000-2008Lincoln (Stockton,CA)UCLA, Santa Clara U.
1993-13- 378-TOR
 
46Luis MendozaP6-3 180 R-R 1983-10-31 24Veracruz,Mexico MLB2002-20172007-2013  
2000-   UDFA-BOS
International  
30Travis Metcalf3B6-3 200 R-R 1982-08-17 25Manhattan,Kansas MLB2002-20112007-2008Wamego (Wamego,KS)Kansas
2004-11- 321-TEX
 
33Kevin MillwoodP6-4 220 R-R 1974-12-24 33Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1993-20121997-2012Bessemer City (Bessemer City,NC)
1993-11- 320-ATL
Retired  
7David MurphyRF-LF6-3 195 L-L 1981-10-18 26Houston,Texas MLB2001-20162006-2015Klein (Klein,TX)Baylor U.
2003- 1-  17-BOS
Retired  
47A.J. MurrayP6-3 200 B-L 1982-03-17 26Vernal,Utah MLB2001-20102007-2008Uintah (Vernal,UT)Salt Lake CC
2000-19- 574-TEX
 
57Dustin NippertP6-7 210 R-R 1981-05-06 27Wheeling,West Virginia MLB2002-20102005-2010Beallsville (Beallsville,OH)West Virginia U., Ohio Valley U.
2002-15- 459-ARI
 
44Vicente PadillaP6-2 200 R-R 1977-09-07 30Chinandoga,Nicaragua MLB1999-20131999-2012  
1998-   UDFA-ARI
International  
35Sidney PonsonP6-1 225 R-R 1976-11-02 31Oranjestad,Aruba MLB1994-20101998-2009  
1993-   UDFA-BAL
 
51Elizardo RamirezP6-0 140 R-R 1983-01-28 25Villa Mella,Dom Rep MLB2002-20102004-2008  
1999-   UDFA-PHI
 
51Max RamirezC5-11 170 R-R 1984-10-11 23Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB2004-20172008-2010  
2002-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent  
29Ryan Roberts2B5-10 190 R-R 1980-09-19 27Fort Worth,Texas MLB2002-20152006-2014L.D. Bell (Hurst,TX)Texas-Arlington, Eastfield Col
2003-18- 530-TOR
Free Agent  
59Josh RupeP6-2 180 R-R 1982-08-18 25Portsmouth,Virginia MLB2001-20122005-2011Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake,VA)Louisburg Col, Liberty U.
2002- 3-  90-CHA
 
25Jarrod SaltalamacchiaC6-4 235 B-R 1985-05-02 23West Palm Beach,Florida MLB2003-20182007-2017Royal Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)
2003- 1-  36-ATL
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)
16Chris Shelton1B6-0 200 R-R 1980-06-26 28Salt Lake City,Utah MLB2001-20102004-2009Cottonwood (Salt Lake City,UT)Utah, Salt Lake CC
2001-33- 984-PIT
 
2Taylor TeagardenC6-1 200 R-R 1983-12-21 24Dallas,Texas MLB2003-20152008-2015Creekview (Carrollton,TX)Texas
2005- 3-  99-TEX
Restricted  
55Robinson TejedaP6-3 188 R-R 1982-03-24 26Bani,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152005-2011  
1998-   UDFA-PHI
Free Agent  
12Ramon Vazquez3B5-11 176 L-R 1976-08-21 31Aibonito,Puerto Rico MLB1995-20122001-2009   Indian Hills CC-Centerville
1995-27- 734-SEA
 
56Bill WhiteP6-3 210 L-L 1978-11-20 29Louisville,Kentucky MLB1998-20102007-2008Benjamin Russell (Alexander City,AL)Jacksonville St, Meridian CC
2000- 3-  99-ARI
 
36C.J. WilsonP6-2 195 L-L 1980-11-18 27Newport Beach,California MLB1999-20162005-2015Fountain Valley (Fountain Valley,CA)Loyola Marymount U., Santa Ana Col
2001- 5- 141-TEX
Free Agent  
45Jamey WrightP6-5 221 R-R 1974-02-24 34Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1993-20141996-2014Westmoore (Oklahoma City,OK)
1993- 1-  28-COL
Retired  
10Michael YoungSS6-1 175 R-R 1976-10-19 31Covina,California MLB1995-20132000-2013Bishop Amat (La Puente,CA)California-Santa Barbara
1997- 5- 149-TOR
Retired  
55 Players