2008 Detroit Tigers Roster

The 2008 Detroit Tigers team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 2008 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 2008 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 2008 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 2008 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 2008 Detroit Tigers primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"With an offense that had stud players at just about every position, many of them veterans, and a rotation that ranked among the best in baseball in 2006, the (2008 Detroit) Tigers came into Spring Training among the American League titans. Fans talked openly in January about World Series tickets. Opponents talked about Detroit as if it had a title to defend, not as a team trying to make a play upward. A funny thing happened on the way into the season -- just not ha-ha funny for Detroit." - Sportswriter Jason Beck on MLB.com (09/30/2008)

2008 Detroit Tigers

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Complete Roster

6-05
170
Right
Right
1980-08-23
6-02
200
Right
Right
1984-07-11
6-06
255
Right
Right
1979-11-29
6-02
220
Right
Right
1982-10-28
6-05
220
Right
Right
1981-06-06
6-02
180
Right
Right
1981-07-04
6-00
160
Right
Right
1983-01-09
6-04
230
Right
Both
1976-04-14
6-01
160
Left
Left
1978-01-06
6-03
230
Right
Right
1982-01-15
6-04
255
Right
Right
1976-10-06
6-05
205
Right
Right
1976-12-03
6-05
235
Right
Right
1976-11-11
6-03
200
Right
Left
1968-04-24
6-01
205
Right
Right
1983-03-08
6-03
165
Right
Right
1975-04-21
6-03
225
Right
Right
1982-03-12
6-05
195
Left
Right
1981-03-09
6-02
215
Left
Right
1977-09-03
5-11
240
Right
Right
1977-03-18
6-01
205
Left
Left
1964-11-10
6-02
221
Left
Left
1978-06-20
6-05
225
Right
Right
1983-02-20
6-04
225
Left
Left
1982-01-12
6-03
210
Right
Right
1984-11-09
5-11
190
Right
Right
1977-05-19
5-09
205
Right
Right
1971-11-30
6-04
220
Right
Right
1984-09-02
6-00
215
Right
Right
1979-04-08
6-04
249
Right
Right
1983-04-18
6-01
180
Right
Both
1975-09-30
6-05
215
Right
Right
1978-03-05
6-01
185
Right
Both
1982-06-14
6-02
200
Right
Left
1982-10-11
5-09
190
Right
Right
1975-10-10
6-01
200
Right
Right
1975-08-07
5-11
175
Right
Both
1979-08-31
6-02
190
Right
Right
1983-10-27
6-01
200
Right
Left
1981-03-16
5-10
176
Left
Left
1975-04-25
6-02
200
Right
Left
1984-08-03
6-00
215
Right
Right
1974-01-28
6-00
185
Right
Right
1981-04-17
5-11
190
Right
Right
1968-11-18
6-02
205
Right
Right
1977-03-06
5-11
195
Right
Left
1983-11-14
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The 2008 Detroit Tigers played 162 games during the regular season, won 74 games, lost 88 games, and finished in fifth position. They played their home games at Comerica Park (Park Factors: 102/102) where 3,202,645 fans witnessed their 2008 Tigers finish the season with a .457 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 2008 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 2008 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 2008 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 2008 Detroit Tigers primary starters list:

2008 Detroit Tigers
Salaries

Magglio Ordonez $15,768,174.00
Gary Sheffield $13,326,306.00
Ivan Rodriguez $12,379,883.00
Carlos Guillen $12,000,000.00
Miguel Cabrera $11,300,000.00
Edgar Renteria $10,000,000.00
Jeremy Bonderman $8,500,000.00
Kenny Rogers $8,000,000.00
Jacque Jones $7,000,000.00
Todd Jones $7,000,000.00
Dontrelle Willis $7,000,000.00
Brandon Inge $6,200,000.00
Kyle Farnsworth $5,916,666.00
Placido Polanco $4,600,000.00
Nate Robertson $4,250,000.00
Freddy Garcia $3,250,000.00
Fernando Rodney $1,700,000.00
Marcus Thames $1,275,000.00
Justin Verlander $1,130,000.00
Gary Glover $1,075,000.00
Curtis Granderson $1,000,000.00
Bobby Seay $780,000.00
Ramon Santiago $575,000.00
Jason Grilli $420,000.00
Joel Zumaya $420,000.00
Zach Miner $410,000.00
Mike Hessman $405,000.00
Aquilino Lopez $400,000.00
Ryan Raburn $396,000.00
Eddie Bonine $390,000.00
Brent Clevlen $390,000.00
Freddy Dolsi $390,000.00
Armando Galarraga $390,000.00
Mike Hollimon $390,000.00
Matt Joyce $390,000.00
Chris Lambert $390,000.00
Jeff Larish $390,000.00
Clay Rapada $390,000.00
Dusty Ryan $390,000.00
Clete Thomas $390,000.00

2008 Detroit Tigers
Uniform Numbers

Did you know that a 2008 Detroit Tigers Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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