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2009 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-77 .528
Rank: 2nd in American League Central
Run Differential: 743-745 -2
Roster Continuity 67.35% 12/30
Manager(s): Jim Leyland
General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Comerica Park
Payroll: $ 115,085,145 5/30
Attendance: 2,567,185 12/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jacob Turner (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rafael Belliard
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Jones
First Base Coach: Andy Van Slyke
Hitting Coach: Lloyd McClendon
Pitching Coach: Rick Knapp
Third Base Coach: Gene Lamont

#1 Draft Picks

Justin Verlander (#2), Adam Everett (#12), Bobby Seay (#12), Chris Lambert (#19), Ryan Perry (#21), Jeremy Bonderman (#26), Rick Porcello (#27)
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 2009 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    13Josh AndersonOF6-2195L-R262007HOU: 2003-4-119MLB--
    14Alex AvilaC5-11210L-R222009DET: 2008-5-163MLB-Free Agent
    38Jeremy BondermanP6-0210R-R262003OAK: 2001-1-26MLB-Free Agent
    49Eddie BonineP6-5205R-R282008SDN: 2003-23-671MLB-Free Agent
    24Miguel Cabrera3B6-2218R-R262003UDFAMLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    27Brent Dlugach2B6-5200R-R262009DET: 2004-6-163MLB-Free Agent
    40Freddy DolsiP6-0160R-R262008Not draftedMLB--
    4Adam Everett3B6-0156R-R322001BOS: 1998-1-12MLB--
    41Casey FienP6-2195R-R252009DET: 2006-20-592MLB-Free Agent
    43Alfredo FigaroP6-0173R-R242009Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    53Luke FrenchP6-4220L-L232009DET: 2004-8-223MLB-Free Agent
    58Armando GalarragaP6-3170R-R272007Not draftedMLB-Retired
    28Curtis GrandersonCF-LF6-1180L-R282004DET: 2002-3-80MLB-Free Agent
    9Carlos Guillen2B6-1180B-R331998Not draftedMLB--
    19Aubrey Huff1B6-4220L-R322000TBA: 1998-5-162MLB-Retired
    15Brandon Inge2B-3B5-11185R-R322001DET: 1998-2-57MLB-Free Agent
    36Edwin JacksonP6-3190R-R252003LAN: 2001-6-190MLB-Free Agent
    32Don KellyLF-CF6-4190L-R292007DET: 2001-8-237MLB-Free Agent
    8Gerald LairdC6-2195R-R292003OAK: 1998-2-45MLB-Free Agent
    40Chris LambertP6-1205R-R262008SLN: 2004-1-19MLB--
    19Jeff LarishRF-OF6-2195L-R262008DET: 2005-5-150MLB-Free Agent
    37Brandon LyonP6-1170R-R292001TOR: 1999-14-433MLB-Free Agent
    31Zach MinerP6-3190R-R272006ATL: 2000-4-106MLB-Free Agent
    59Fu-Te NiP6-0170L-L262009Not draftedMLBLos Angeles DodgersMinors
    30Magglio OrdonezRF6-0200R-R351997Not draftedMLB-Retired
    45Ryan PerryP6-4200R-R222009DET: 2008-1-21MLB-Free Agent
    14Placido Polanco3B5-10168R-R331998SLN: 1994-19-530MLB-Free Agent
    48Rick PorcelloP6-5195R-R202009DET: 2007-1-27MLBBoston Red SoxMLB-Active
    25Ryan RaburnRF6-0180R-R282004DET: 2001-5-147MLBWashington NationalsMinors
    60Wilkin RamirezRF-CF6-2190R-R232009Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    50Clay RapadaP6-5180R-L282007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    59Juan RinconP5-11190R-R302001Not draftedMLB-Ind
    29Nate RobertsonP6-2215L-R312002FLO: 1999-5-146MLB-Free Agent
    56Fernando RodneyP5-11170R-R282002UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    55Dusty RyanC6-4230R-R242008DET: 2003-48-1405MLB--
    39Ramon Santiago2B-SS5-11150B-R292002Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    57Dane SardinhaC5-11215R-R302003CIN: 2000-2-46MLB--
    44Bobby SeayP6-2221L-L312001CHA: 1996-1-12MLB--
    33Marcus ThamesLF6-2205R-R322002NYA: 1996-30-899MLB--
    34Clete ThomasCF5-11205L-R252008DET: 2005-6-180MLB-Free Agent
    20Matt TreanorC6-2225R-R332004KCA: 1994-4-107MLB-Retired
    35Justin VerlanderP6-5200R-R262005DET: 2004-1-2MLBHouston AstrosMLB-Active
    53Jarrod WashburnP6-1198L-L341998CAL: 1995-2-31MLB--
    21Dontrelle WillisP6-4250L-L272003CHN: 2000-8-223MLB-Retired
    54Joel ZumayaP6-3210R-R242006DET: 2002-11-320MLB-Free Agent

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