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2008 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 901-967 -66
Manager(s): Ron Washington
General Manager: Jon Daniels
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Payroll: $ 67,712,326 21/30
Attendance: 1,945,677 25/30
Top Draft Pick: Justin Smoak (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Art Howe
Bullpen Coach: Jim Colborn
Bullpen Coach: Dom Chiti
First Base Coach: Gary Pettis
Hitting Coach: Rudy Jaramillo
Pitching Coach: Andy Hawkins
Pitching Coach: Mark Connor
Special Assignment Coach: Johnny Narron
Third Base Coach: Matt Walbeck

#1 Draft Picks

Josh Hamilton (#1), Jason Jennings (#16), David Murphy (#17), Jamey Wright (#28), Eric Hurley (#30), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (#36), Tommy Hunter (#54)
American League West Standings
Full League 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 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    4Joaquin Arias3B6-1160R-R232006UDFAMLBFresno (AAA) >> San Francisco GiantsMinors
    53Joaquin BenoitP6-3205R-R302001UDFAMLBSan Diego PadresMLB-Active
    9Hank Blalock3B6-1190L-R272002TEX: 1999-3-105MLB--
    41Brandon BoggsOF6-0190B-R252008TEX: 2004-4-111MLB-Free Agent
    29Jason BottsLF6-6245B-R272005TEX: 1999-46-1375MLB--
    21Milton BradleyLF6-0180B-R302000MON: 1996-2-40MLB--
    23Ben Broussard1B6-2220L-L312002CIN: 1999-2-65MLB-Free Agent
    22Marlon ByrdRF6-0225R-R302002PHI: 1999-10-306MLBCincinnati RedsMLB-Active
    27Frank CatalanottoLF-2B6-0195L-R341997DET: 1992-10-280MLB--
    17Nelson CruzRF6-3170R-R272005UDFAMLBSeattle MarinersMLB-Active
    19Chris Davis1B6-3210L-R222008TEX: 2006-5-148MLBBaltimore OriolesRestricted List
    65Joselo DiazP6-0225R-R282006UDFAMLB--
    6German Duran2B-1B5-10185R-R232008TEX: 2005-6-189MLB--
    16Jason EllisonCF-LF5-10180R-R302003SFN: 2000-22-661MLB--
    39Scott FeldmanP6-4210R-R252005TEX: 2003-30-886MLBHouston AstrosMLB-Active
    50Frank FranciscoP6-2179R-R282004UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    14Kazuo FukumoriP6-1172R-R312008UDFAMLB--
    13Kason GabbardP6-4200L-L262006BOS: 2000-29-872MLB--
    54Franklyn GermanP6-4170R-R282002UDFAMLB--
    52Brian GordonP6-0193L-R282008ARI: 1997-7-233MLB-Free Agent
    18Eddie GuardadoP6-0194R-L371993MIN: 1990-21-553MLB--
    32Josh HamiltonRF6-4240L-L272007TBA: 1999-1-1MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLB-Active
    54Matt HarrisonP6-3190L-L222008ATL: 2003-3-97MLBTexas RangersMLB-Active
    35Tommy HunterP6-3255R-R212008TEX: 2007-1-54MLBBaltimore OriolesMLB-Active
    37Eric HurleyP6-4195R-R222008TEX: 2004-1-30MLB-Free Agent
    31Jason JenningsP6-2242R-R292001COL: 1999-1-16MLB--
    5Ian Kinsler2B6-0175R-R262006TEX: 2003-17-496MLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    15Gerald LairdC6-2195R-R282003OAK: 1998-2-45MLBArizona DiamondbacksMinors
    58Wes LittletonP6-3200R-R252006TEX: 2003-4-106MLB--
    43Kameron LoeP6-8220R-R262004TEX: 2002-20-592MLB-Restricted List
    60Warner MadrigalP6-0190R-R242008UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    49Doug MathisP6-2218R-R252008TEX: 2005-13-399MLB-Free Agent
    20Brandon McCarthyP6-7180R-R242005CHA: 2002-17-510MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLB-Active
    2Adam MelhuseC6-2185B-R362000TOR: 1993-13-378MLB--
    46Luis MendozaP6-3180R-R242007UDFAMLB-Int
    30Travis Metcalf3B6-3200R-R252007TEX: 2004-11-321MLB--
    33Kevin MillwoodP6-4220R-R331997ATL: 1993-11-320MLB-Retired
    7David MurphyLF6-3195L-L262006BOS: 2003-1-17MLBCleveland IndiansMLB-Active
    47A.J. MurrayP6-3200B-L262007TEX: 2000-19-574MLB--
    57Dustin NippertP6-7210R-R272005ARI: 2002-15-459MLB--
    44Vicente PadillaP6-2200R-R301999UDFAMLB-Int
    35Sidney PonsonP6-1225R-R311998UDFAMLB--
    51Elizardo RamirezP6-0140R-R252004UDFAMLB--
    51Max Ramirez1B5-11170R-R232008UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    29Ryan Roberts2B5-10190R-R272006TOR: 2003-18-530MLBKansas City RoyalsMinors
    59Josh RupeP6-2180R-R252005CHA: 2002-3-90MLB--
    25Jarrod SaltalamacchiaC6-4235B-R232007ATL: 2003-1-36MLBMiami MarlinsMLB-Active
    16Chris Shelton1B-C6-0200R-R282004PIT: 2001-33-984MLB--
    2Taylor TeagardenC6-1200R-R242008TEX: 2005-3-99MLBChicago CubsMinors
    55Robinson TejedaP6-3188R-R262005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    12Ramon Vazquez2B5-11176L-R312001SEA: 1995-27-734MLB--
    56Bill WhiteP6-3210L-L292007ARI: 2000-3-99MLB--
    36C.J. WilsonP6-2195L-L272005TEX: 2001-5-141MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLB-Active
    45Jamey WrightP6-5221R-R341996COL: 1993-1-28MLBTexas RangersMinors
    10Michael Young3B6-1175R-R312000TOR: 1997-5-149MLB-Retired

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