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2008 New York Yankees

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

89-73, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Girardi (89-73)
GM: Brian Cashman, Scouting Dir: Damon Oppenheimer
Scored 789 runs, Allowed 727 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 4,298,655 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Bobby Abreu 34 L R 6' 0" 220 Mar 11, 1974 13 156 152 156 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 150 4 4 0 2.7 $16,000,000
Alfredo Aceves 25 R R 6' 2" 205 Dec 8, 1982 1st 6 4 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Jonathan Albaladejo 25 R R 6' 5" 270 Oct 30, 1982 2 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $393,225
Wilson Betemit 26 B R 6' 2" 220 Nov 2, 1981 6 87 37 87 66 0 0 36 3 21 14 0 0 0 0 1 28 3 -0.3 $1,165,000
Chris Britton 25 R R 6' 3" 275 Dec 16, 1982 3 15 0 2 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Brian Bruney 26 R R 6' 3" 235 Feb 17, 1982 5 32 1 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $725,000
Melky Cabrera 23 B L 5' 10" 210 Aug 11, 1984 4 129 112 129 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 117 5 130 0 4 4 0.4 $461,200
Robinson Cano 25 L R 6' 0" 210 Oct 22, 1982 4 159 154 159 159 0 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0.2 $3,000,000
Francisco Cervelli 22 R R 6' 1" 205 Mar 6, 1986 1st 3 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Joba Chamberlain 22 R R 6' 2" 250 Sep 23, 1985 2 42 12 2 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 $390,000
Justin Christian 28 R R 6' 1" 195 Apr 3, 1980 1st 24 10 24 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 5 17 4 4 6 -0.2
Phil Coke 25 L L 6' 1" 210 Jul 19, 1982 1st 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Johnny Damon 34 L L 6' 2" 205 Nov 5, 1973 14 143 133 143 113 0 0 1 0 0 0 87 34 0 121 27 7 2 4.1 $13,000,000
Shelley Duncan 28 R R 6' 5" 215 Sep 29, 1979 2 23 15 23 19 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 4 1 -0.3 $398,300
Morgan Ensberg 32 R R 6' 2" 210 Aug 26, 1975 8 28 17 28 26 0 0 7 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 -0.9 $1,750,000
Kyle Farnsworth 32 R R 6' 4" 230 Apr 14, 1976 10 45 0 5 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $5,916,666
Brett Gardner 24 L L 5' 10" 185 Aug 24, 1983 1st 42 32 42 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 22 0 39 1 1 5 1.3
Jason Giambi 37 L R 6' 3" 240 Jan 8, 1971 14 145 138 145 113 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 7 0 1.9 $23,428,571
Dan Giese 31 R R 6' 3" 200 May 19, 1977 2 20 3 1 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Alberto Gonzalez 25 R R 5' 10" 195 Apr 18, 1983 2 28 15 28 27 0 0 0 4 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 -0.3
LaTroy Hawkins 35 R R 6' 5" 220 Dec 21, 1972 14 33 0 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $3,750,000
Phil Hughes 22 R R 6' 5" 240 Jun 24, 1986 2 8 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $406,350
Kei Igawa 28 L L 6' 1" 210 Jul 13, 1979 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $4,000,000
Derek Jeter 34 R R 6' 3" 195 Jun 26, 1974 14 150 149 150 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.0 $21,600,000 All-Star
Ian Kennedy 23 R R 6' 0" 190 Dec 19, 1984 2 10 9 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $394,275
Damaso Marte 33 L L 6' 2" 215 Feb 14, 1975 9 25 0 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hideki Matsui 34 L R 6' 2" 210 Jun 12, 1974 6 93 88 93 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 3 24 66 5 0 1.1 $13,000,000
Juan Miranda 25 L L 6' 0" 220 Apr 25, 1983 1st 5 3 5 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $390,000
Chad Moeller 33 R R 6' 3" 207 Feb 18, 1975 9 41 25 41 38 0 33 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 0.0
Jose Molina 33 R R 6' 0" 250 Jun 3, 1975 9 100 81 100 98 0 97 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.8 $1,875,000
Mike Mussina 39 L R 6' 2" 185 Dec 8, 1968 18 34 34 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 $11,071,029
Xavier Nady 29 R R 6' 2" 215 Nov 14, 1978 7 59 58 59 52 0 0 3 0 0 0 46 0 7 53 7 1 0 1.1
Ross Ohlendorf 25 R R 6' 4" 240 Aug 8, 1982 2 25 0 3 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6 $391,425
Scott Patterson 29 R R 6' 7" 225 Jun 20, 1979 1st 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Carl Pavano 32 R R 6' 5" 265 Jan 8, 1976 10 7 7 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $11,000,000
Andy Pettitte 36 L L 6' 5" 235 Jun 15, 1972 14 33 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 $16,000,000
Sidney Ponson 31 R R 6' 1" 220 Nov 2, 1976 11 16 15 1 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jorge Posada 36 B R 6' 2" 215 Aug 17, 1971 14 51 46 51 33 0 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 0 0.2 $13,100,000
Edwar Ramirez 27 R R 6' 3" 165 Mar 28, 1981 2 55 0 4 54 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Cody Ransom 32 R R 6' 2" 200 Feb 17, 1976 6 33 12 33 31 0 0 19 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0.4
Darrell Rasner 27 R R 6' 3" 210 Jan 13, 1981 4 24 20 2 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Mariano Rivera 38 R R 6' 2" 195 Nov 29, 1969 14 64 0 1 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.4 $15,000,000 All-Star
David Robertson 23 R R 5' 11" 195 Apr 9, 1985 1st 25 0 3 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Alex Rodriguez 32 R R 6' 3" 225 Jul 27, 1975 15 138 138 138 131 0 0 0 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 6.8 $28,000,000 All-Star
Ivan Rodriguez 36 R R 5' 9" 205 Nov 27, 1971 18 33 26 33 31 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 -0.8
Humberto Sanchez 25 R R 6' 6" 270 May 28, 1983 1st 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $390,000
Richie Sexson 33 R R 6' 6" 205 Dec 29, 1974 12 22 6 22 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 -0.2
Chris Stewart 26 R R 6' 4" 210 Feb 19, 1982 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Billy Traber 28 L L 6' 5" 200 Sep 18, 1979 4 19 0 1 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $500,000
Jose Veras 27 R R 6' 6" 240 Oct 20, 1980 3 60 0 5 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Chien-Ming Wang 28 R R 6' 4" 225 Mar 31, 1980 4 15 15 1 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $4,000,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)