UPDATE: Jim Molony of MLB.com says the Dodgers and Padres have scouted Ensberg recently. Will Carroll adds that the Twins and Phillies kicked the tires, with the Phils possibly offering up Chris Coste.
To make room for Ty Wigginton, the Astros designated 32 year-old third baseman Morgan Ensberg for assignment today. They have ten days to trade, release, or send him to the minors. Tim Purpura is hoping to work out a trade.
2005 was Ensberg’s career year; he hit .283/.388/.557 with 36 home runs. His bat kind of died after the first two months of 2006, and he may never return to full-time status. But I do think he deserves one more shot with a new organization. The Twins, Phillies, Dodgers, or Giants could try him at third base.