For the second time in less than a year, Morgan Ensberg has been designated for assignment.
There was loose talk in the comments last winter that putting Ensberg at 1B and allowing Giambi to DH was the best move in that it would provide a more reliable glove to back up the fragile, eggshell minds of the Yankees' young pitching trio. No amount of leather, however, was going to overcome .203/.263/.243 and Girardi has obviously had no interest in playing him since A-Rod came back.
It seems like 100 years ago now, but Ensberg posted a .283/.388/.557 in 2005 and was fourth in the MVP balloting. It's a long drop from age 29 to 32.
UPDATE: I hadn't seen it when I posted a few minutes ago, but reader Jacob alerted me to the fact that Posnanski went on an extended riff about early-30s decline in his Banny Blog post this morning. As an almost 35 year-old man nursing a sore back this afternoon, I hear him loud and clear.