Astros, Ensberg agree to $3.8 million, one-year deal

Updated: February 3, 2006, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros All-Star third baseman Morgan Ensberg agreed Friday to a $3.8 million, one-year contract.

Third Base
Houston Astros

Profile
2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
150 36 101 86 .388 .283

Ensberg hit .283 with 36 home runs and 101 RBI for the NL champion Astros last season, setting team records for homers and RBI for a third baseman.

In 461 career games over five seasons, the 30-year-old has hit .279 with 74 home runs and 246 RBI.

He made $500,000 last year. The settlement was at the midpoint between his arbitration request of $4.2 million and Houston's offer of $3.4 million.

In addition to his salary, he can earn $100,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 630 and 660 plate appearances.


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