Ensberg agrees to deal with Yankees, will compete for time at first base

Updated: January 31, 2008, 8:12 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Free-agent infielder Morgan Ensberg has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, and will join the competition for the team's first base job in 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.''

Ensberg, who signed a minor-league ...

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