As you’ve probably read elsewhere, the Yanks added Morgan Ensberg to the 40-man yesterday at a cost of $1.75m, a sure indication he will break camp with the big club. That means the Yankee bench opening the year will consist of Duncan (of/1b), Betemit (ss/2b), Ensberg (3b/1b), and Molina (c), in addition to the daily odd-man out of the Damon/Abreu/Cabrera/Matsui/Giambi contingent. It’s the best bench the Yanks have seen in a long time, skewed heavily toward power and obp, though there’s not much for speed and the defense is marginal (Ensberg is out of position at first, though historically capable; Duncan has a strong arm in right, but the jury’s out). Girardi has indicated he’d like to see speedy CF prospect Brett Gardner get a full year at Triple-A for further development, rather than languish on the bench in the majors; but he could well be up with the big club late in the season, if not sooner, a la Boston’s Ellsbury. If vaunted prospect Austin Jackson continues to make strides in AA, Brian Cashman will have considerable outfield flexibility.