Yankees Rumors & News
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ensberg.jpgAccording to ESPN.com, the Yanks have agreed to terms with free agent infielder Morgan Ensberg on a one-year contract. It seems like only yesterday that Ensberg was an All-Star, slugging 36 homers in a breakout season with the 2005 Houston Astros. But Ensberg has fallen on some hard times at the plate since and hit just .230 last season in 115 games with the Astros and San Diego Padres.

Ensberg has spent the majority of his career at third base, but will be moving across the diamond in the Bronx to compete for time at first, joining a group that currently includes Jason Giambi, Shelley Duncan, and Wilson Betemit. Via ESPN:

“I’m extremely excited about it,” Ensberg said Thursday. “It’s a great team and a great lineup. Most importantly, it’s a team that’s consistently playing for a World Series. After you’ve been in the league for a few years, you really start valuing that pursuit.”

I think if you’re Morgan Ensberg coming off a year in which you hit .230, you really start valuing any club that shows an interest in you.

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