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Yankees sign Ensberg, who has potential at first base, to minor league deal

Updated: January 31, 2008, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Morgan Ensberg agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees, giving the team another contender to play first base.

Ensberg would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have a chance to earn $2.25 million more in performance bonuses. He would get the full amount if he has 525 plate appearances.

"He's a right-handed bat in a lineup of left-handed hitters," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "He's ...

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