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How many in 2008?

We have a winner! The answer was 55. That’s a lot of players. Here is a complete list of all the players that were on the big league roster for the Texas Rangers in 2008. I kept track of this all season, and I intend on doing so again in 2009.

Total players in 2008: 55
Total pitchers used in 2008: 30
Total position players used in 2008: 25
Total players making major league debut: 13

  • #55 – Brian Gordon (Sep 15 – Major League Debut)
  • #54 – Bill White (Aug 25)
  • #53 – Nelson Cruz (Aug 25)
  • #52 – Brandon McCarthy (Aug 22)
  • #51 – Joaquin Arias (Aug 18)
  • #50 – Jason Ellison (Aug 7 – DFA Aug 25)
  • #49 – Tommy Hunter (Aug 1 – Major League Debut)
  • #48 – Ryan Roberts (Jul 29 – Major League Debut)
  • #47 – Taylor Teagarden (Jul 18 – Major League Debut)
  • #46 – Joselo Diaz (Jul 11 – DFA Jul 18)
  • #45 – Matt Harrison (Jul 8 – Major League Debut)
  • #44 – Warner Madrigal (Jun 28 – Major League Debut)
  • #43 – Chris Davis (Jun 26 – Major League Debut)
  • #42 – Max Ramirez (Jun 21 – Major League Debut)
  • #41 – Eric Hurley (Jun 12 – Major League Debut)
  • #40 – Kameron Loe (Jun 4)
  • #39 – Elizardo Ramirez (Jun 3 – DFA Jun 8)
  • #38 – Robinson Tejeda (May 30 – DFA Jun 15)
  • #37 – Doug Mathis (May 11 – Major League Debut)
  • #36 – Travis Metcalf (May 8)
  • #35 – A.J. Murray (May 2)
  • #34 – Brandon Boggs (Apr 29 – Major League Debut)
  • #33 – Chris Shelton (Apr 29)
  • #32 – Sidney Ponson (Apr 26 – DFA Jun 6)
  • #31 – Jarrod Saltamacchia (Apr 25)
  • #30 – Frank Francisco (Apr 22)
  • #29 – German Duran (Apr 17 – Major League Debut)
  • #28 – Wes Littleton (Apr 14)
  • #27 – Scott Feldman (Apr 13)
  • #26 – Luis Mendoza (Apr 12)
  • #25 to #1: Joaquin Benoit, Franklyn German, Kazuo Fukumori (Major League Debut), Jason Jennings, Dustin Nippert, Kevin Millwood, Jamey Wright, Josh Rupe, Vicente Padilla, Kason Gabbard, Eddie Guardado (traded Aug 25), C.J. Wilson, Gerald Laird, Adam Melhuse (Released Apr 25), Hank Blalock, Jason Botts (traded Jun 4), Ben Broussard (Released May 15), Ian Kinsler, Ramon Vazquez, Michael Young, Milton Bradley, Marlon Byrd, Frank Catalanotto, Josh Hamilton, David Murphy

Comments

  1. Thanks, Joe. This is a great resource.b

  2. Ryan Roberts didn’t actually make his Major League debut with the Rangers, he played a few games in the bigs for Toronto. Other than that, the list looks great. Thanks for keeping up with it!