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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yankees sign Ensberg

The Yankees have signed Morgan Ensberg, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Despite being a third baseman by trade, the Yankees plan to use him at first base, even though he has only played one career game there. It's unclear whether the deal was a major-league deal or minor-league deal.

Ensberg hit .230 with 12 home runs last season, splitting time with the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres.

He had his best season in 2005 with Houstin, when he hit .283 with 36 home runs and 101 RBI.

Earlier in January, the Yankees signed fellow Astro reject Jason Lane.

Update - 4:15 p.m.: ESPN is also reporting the deal. Ensberg signed a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

"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.''
So there you have it.

4 comments:

jukeofurl said...

Not too long before he made it to the bigs w/the Astros, Morgan Ensberg survived a serious motel robbery. Multiple armed men threatened to execute everyone in the room(s). I don't recall any other details, so I'm not sure if any people did lose their lives.

I've rooted for Morgan ever since. He deserves a comeback & I sincerely hope he becomes the Yankee 1B, for a long time.

Marc said...

I saw this too, but I didn't know if it was real.

Wes Helms to the Rays? http://raysbaseball.blogspot.com/

Andrew V. said...

Oh.
Ok.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I don't think he'll be here for a long time.

I hadn't heard about that before, but it's great to see that he survived.

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