1) The Astros re-signed 3B Morgan Ensberg to a 1 year, $3.8 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.
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YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   20  .377  .530  .907  .635   7.24  .291  25   60    7  127  Astros       
2004   28  -12  .330  .411  .742  .404   4.28  .275  10   66    6  131  Astros       
2005   29   39  .388  .557  .945  .687   7.61  .283  36  101    6  150  Astros       
CAR         43  .365  .493  .858  .583   6.22  .279  74  246   21  461 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.14  .269  47  191   23 
POS AVG     -8  .334  .429  .763  .483   4.96  .266  48  202   15
2) The Rangers re-signed LF Kevin Mench to a 1 year, $2.8 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.
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YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    4  .381  .464  .845  .584   6.67  .320   2   11    1   38  Rangers      
2004   26   10  .335  .539  .874  .563   6.54  .279  26   71    0  125  Rangers      
2005   27    7  .328  .469  .797  .538   5.50  .264  25   73    4  150  Rangers      
CAR         18  .334  .484  .818  .534   5.83  .272  68  215    6  423 
LG AVG       0  .334  .428  .762  .500   4.99  .268  46  193   23 
POS AVG      5  .336  .435  .771  .510   5.13  .273  46  197   27
3) The Cubs signed P Jason Simontacchi to a minor league contract.

Simontacchi missed the 2005 season, due to shoulder surgery.
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YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28   -2   4.02   24  24  143.1   72  4.52 12.18  11   5   0   8   8  Cardinals    
2003 29  -20   5.56   46  16  126.1   74  5.27 14.18   9   5   1   5   9  Cardinals    
2004 30   -2   5.28   13   0   15.1    3  1.76 14.67   0   0   0   0   0  Cardinals    
CAREER   -24   4.77   83  40  285    149  4.71 13.20  20  10   1  13  17 
LG AVG     0   4.20           285    213  6.71 12.74  16  16
4) The Orioles re-signed CF Luis Matos to a 1 year, about $1.6 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.
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YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   10  .353  .458  .811  .572   5.58  .303  13   45   15  109  Orioles      
2004   25  -24  .275  .333  .609  .254   2.98  .224   6   28   12   89  Orioles      
2005   26    0  .340  .373  .712  .500   4.59  .280   4   32   17  121  Orioles      
CAR        -33  .316  .379  .695  .423   4.15  .260  28  135   65  439 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.08  .270  49  205   25 
POS AVG     -4  .333  .421  .755  .489   4.97  .272  41  188   47
5) Today's birthdays--
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EDDIE AINSMITH, 1892-1981
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1913   21  -14  .262  .293  .555  .262   2.59  .214   2   20   17   84  Senators     
1920   28  -14  .285  .306  .591  .245   2.89  .231   1   19    4   69  Tigers       
1923   31  -15  .274  .330  .603  .308   2.99  .212   3   36    4   84  Cardinals/Dodgers
CAR       -108  .296  .324  .620  .370   3.38  .232  22  317   86 1073 
LG AVG       0  .341  .367  .709  .500   4.62  .275  22  357  101 
POS AVG    -78  .319  .325  .644  .412   3.81  .250  16  333   49 

WILLIAM BERGOLLA, AGE: 23
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   22   -7  .132  .132  .263  .000   0.00  .132   0    1    0   17  Reds         
CAR         -7  .132  .132  .263  .000   0.00  .132   0    1    0   17 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    6    1 
POS AVG      0  .339  .408  .747  .480   4.90  .272   1    5    1 

DAN PLESAC, AGE: 44
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1986 24   13   2.97   51   0   91     75  7.42 10.88  10   7  14  11   6  Brewers      
1987 25   17   2.61   57   0   79.1   89 10.10 10.10   5   6  23   8   3  Brewers      
1988 26   10   2.41   50   0   52.1   52  8.94  9.97   1   2  30   2   1  Brewers      
CAREER    70   3.64 1064  14 1072   1041  8.74 11.72  65  71 158  79  57 
LG AVG     0   4.23          1072    725  6.08 12.75  60  60 

GERMANY SCHAEFER, 1877-1919
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1902   25  -19  .250  .223  .473  .238   2.12  .196   0   14   12   81  Cubs         
1906   29  -16  .290  .296  .586  .383   3.55  .238   2   42   31  124  Tigers       
1909   32  -11  .284  .301  .586  .395   3.11  .248   1   26   14  124  Tigers/Senators
CAR        -14  .319  .322  .640  .492   4.07  .259   9  300  198 1084 
LG AVG       0  .317  .329  .646  .500   4.15  .257  13  356  147 
POS AVG     11  .318  .337  .655  .519   4.25  .260  14  382  149 

STEVE SCHMOLL, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 25   -5   5.01   48   0   46.2   29  5.59 13.89   2   2   3   2   2  Dodgers      
CAREER    -5   5.01   48   0   46.2   29  5.59 13.89   2   2   3   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.23            46.2   34  6.57 12.76   3   3 

POSSUM WHITTED, 1890-1962
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1913   23  -20  .282  .270  .552  .311   2.71  .220   0   38    9  123  Cardinals    
1920   30  -10  .314  .338  .652  .419   3.45  .261   1   74   11  134  Pirates      
CAR        -36  .313  .362  .675  .466   3.87  .270  23  451  116 1025 
LG AVG       0  .325  .357  .682  .500   4.14  .267  26  378  118 
POS AVG     12  .328  .365  .692  .514   4.25  .270  27  382  141