2008 New York Yankees Roster

The 2008 New York Yankees 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 New York Yankees Opening Day starters list, a 2008 New York Yankees salary list, a 2008 New York Yankees uniform number breakdown and a 2008 New York Yankees primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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"When we (the 2008 New York Yankees) went into Spring Training, I thought we'd be playing October 1st. I really did. That's hard to swallow, because you look forward to that baseball in the crisp air. There's something about it that you love." - New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi on MLB.com (Bryan Hoch, 09/28/08)

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Complete Roster

6-02
205
Right
Right
1982-12-08
6-05
250
Right
Right
1982-10-30
6-03
280
Right
Right
1982-12-16
6-03
225
Right
Right
1982-02-17
6-03
245
Right
Right
1985-09-23
6-01
210
Left
Left
1982-07-19
6-04
230
Right
Both
1976-04-14
6-03
200
Right
Right
1977-05-19
6-05
220
Right
Right
1972-12-21
6-05
240
Right
Right
1986-06-24
6-01
210
Left
Left
1979-07-13
6-00
205
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Right
1984-12-19
6-00
170
Left
Left
1975-02-14
6-02
190
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Left
1968-12-08
6-04
240
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Right
1982-08-08
6-06
230
Right
Right
1979-06-20
6-05
230
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Right
1976-01-08
6-05
225
Left
Left
1972-06-15
6-01
225
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Right
1976-11-02
6-03
150
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Right
1981-03-28
6-03
210
Right
Right
1981-01-13
6-02
195
Right
Right
1969-11-29
5-11
195
Right
Right
1985-04-09
6-06
270
Right
Right
1983-05-28
6-05
205
Left
Left
1979-09-18
6-06
240
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Right
1980-10-20
6-04
225
Right
Right
1980-03-31
6-01
210
Right
Right
1986-03-06
6-03
210
Right
Right
1975-02-18
6-02
250
Right
Right
1975-06-03
6-02
190
Right
Both
1971-08-17
5-09
205
Right
Right
1971-11-30
6-04
215
Right
Right
1982-02-19
6-02
220
Right
Both
1981-11-02
6-00
210
Right
Left
1982-10-22
6-05
215
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Right
1979-09-29
6-02
220
Right
Right
1975-08-26
6-03
240
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Left
1971-01-08
5-10
195
Right
Right
1983-04-18
6-03
195
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Right
1974-06-26
6-00
220
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Left
1983-04-25
6-02
200
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Right
1976-02-17
6-03
230
Right
Right
1975-07-27
6-06
205
Right
Right
1974-12-29
6-00
220
Right
Left
1974-03-11
5-10
210
Left
Both
1984-08-11
6-01
195
Right
Right
1980-04-03
6-02
205
Left
Left
1973-11-05
5-11
195
Left
Left
1983-08-24
6-02
215
Right
Right
1978-11-14
6-02
210
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Left
1974-06-12
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The 2008 New York Yankees played 162 games during the regular season, won 89 games, lost 73 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Yankee Stadium (Park Factors: 103/102) where 4,298,655 fans witnessed their 2008 Yankees finish the season with a .549 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 New York Yankees Opening Day starters list, a 2008 New York Yankees salary list, a 2008 New York Yankees uniform number breakdown and a 2008 New York Yankees primary starters list:

2008 New York Yankees
Salaries

Alex Rodriguez $28,000,000.00
Jason Giambi $23,428,571.00
Derek Jeter $21,600,000.00
Bobby Abreu $16,000,000.00
Andy Pettitte $16,000,000.00
Mariano Rivera $15,000,000.00
Jorge Posada $13,100,000.00
Johnny Damon $13,000,000.00
Hideki Matsui $13,000,000.00
Mike Mussina $11,071,029.00
Carl Pavano $11,000,000.00
Chien-Ming Wang $4,000,000.00
LaTroy Hawkins $3,750,000.00
Robinson Cano $3,000,000.00
Damaso Marte $2,150,000.00
Jose Molina $1,875,000.00
Morgan Ensberg $1,750,000.00
Wilson Betemit $1,165,000.00
Brian Bruney $725,000.00
Melky Cabrera $461,200.00
Cody Ransom $435,500.00
Phil Hughes $406,350.00
Jonathan Albaladejo $393,225.00
Alfredo Aceves $390,000.00
Chris Britton $390,000.00
Francisco Cervelli $390,000.00
Joba Chamberlain $390,000.00
Justin Christian $390,000.00
Phil Coke $390,000.00
Shelley Duncan $390,000.00
Brett Gardner $390,000.00
Dan Giese $390,000.00
Alberto Gonzalez $390,000.00
Kei Igawa $390,000.00
Ian Kennedy $390,000.00
Juan Miranda $390,000.00
Ross Ohlendorf $390,000.00
Scott Patterson $390,000.00
Edwar Ramirez $390,000.00
David Robertson $390,000.00
Humberto Sanchez $390,000.00
Chris Stewart $390,000.00
Jose Veras $390,000.00
Sidney Ponson $380,000.00

2008 New York Yankees
Uniform Numbers

Did you know that a 2008 New York Yankees 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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