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2008 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-75 .540
Rank: 2nd in American League Central
Run Differential: 829-745 + 84
Roster Continuity 58.81% 28/30
Manager(s): Ron Gardenhire
General Manager: Bill Smith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 56,932,766 25/30
Attendance: 2,302,431 21/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Aaron Hicks (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Steven Liddle
Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Jerry White
Hitting Coach: Joe Vavra
Pitching Coach: Rick Anderson
Third Base Coach: Scott Ullger

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Mauer (#1), Delmon Young (#1), Philip Humber (#3), Michael Cuddyer (#9), Adam Everett (#12), Denard Span (#20), Boof Bonser (#21), Glen Perkins (#22)
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 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    30Scott BakerP6-4190R-R262005MIN: 2003-2-58MLB-Free Agent
    60Brian BassP6-1195R-R262008KCA: 2000-6-164MLB-Retired
    53Nick BlackburnP6-4230R-R262007MIN: 2001-29-857MLB-Free Agent
    26Boof BonserP6-4230R-R262006SFN: 2000-1-21MLB-Free Agent
    49Craig BreslowP6-1180L-L272005MIL: 2002-26-769MLB-Free Agent
    32Brian Buscher3B6-0185L-R272007SFN: 2003-3-93MLB--
    25Alexi Casilla2B5-9178B-R232006UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    19Howie ClarkLF-3B5-10195L-R342002BAL: 1992-27-744MLB--
    28Jesse CrainP6-1200R-R262004MIN: 2002-2-61MLB-Free Agent
    5Michael CuddyerRF6-2202R-R292001MIN: 1997-1-9MLB-Retired
    12Adam Everett3B6-0156R-R312001BOS: 1998-1-12MLB--
    22Carlos GomezCF6-2170R-R222007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    18Eddie GuardadoP6-0194R-L371993MIN: 1990-21-570MLB--
    54Matt GuerrierP6-3185R-R292004CHA: 1999-10-309MLB-Free Agent
    23Brendan HarrisSS6-1195R-R272004CHN: 2001-5-138MLB-Free Agent
    61Livan HernandezP6-2225R-R331996UDFAMLB-Retired
    38Philip HumberP6-4210R-R252006NYN: 2004-1-3MLB-Retired
    44Ryan JorgensenC6-2200R-R292005CHN: 2000-7-193MLB--
    41Bobby KoreckyP6-0180R-R282008PHI: 2002-19-569MLB-Free Agent
    16Jason KubelLF5-11193L-R262004MIN: 2000-12-342MLB-Free Agent
    24Mike Lamb1B6-1185L-R322000TEX: 1997-7-227MLB--
    47Francisco LirianoP6-2185L-L242005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    27Matt Macri3B-2B6-2200R-R262008COL: 2004-5-140MLB--
    7Joe MauerC6-4220L-R252004MIN: 2001-1-1MLBMinnesota TwinsMLB-Active
    50Jose MijaresP6-0180L-L232008UDFAMLB-Restricted List
    27Craig MonroeLF-RF6-1195R-R312001TEX: 1995-8-206MLB--
    33Justin Morneau1B6-4205L-R272003MIN: 1999-3-89MLB-Retired
    36Joe NathanP6-4205R-R331999SFN: 1995-6-159MLB-Free Agent
    17Pat NeshekP6-3210B-R272006MIN: 2002-6-182MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB-Active
    15Glen PerkinsP5-11190L-L252006MIN: 2004-1-22MLB-Free Agent
    11Jason PridieOF6-1195L-R242008TBA: 2002-2-43MLB-Free Agent
    8Nick PuntoSS-3B5-9170B-R302001PHI: 1998-21-614MLBArizona DiamondbacksMinors
    55Mike RedmondC6-1185R-R371998Not draftedMLB--
    37Dennys ReyesP6-3246L-L311997UDFAMLB--
    39Juan RinconP5-11190R-R292001Not draftedMLB-Ind
    56Randy Ruiz1B6-3225R-R302008NYN: 1996-36-1068MLB-Free Agent
    59Kevin SloweyP6-3190R-R242007MIN: 2005-2-73MLB-Free Agent
    2Denard SpanCF6-1180L-L242008MIN: 2002-1-20MLBTampa Bay RaysMLB-Active
    20Matt Tolbert2B-3B6-0177B-R262008MIN: 2004-16-481MLB-Free Agent
    21Delmon YoungRF6-2200R-R222006TBA: 2003-1-1MLB-Free Agent

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