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

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

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.