Rockies talking to Red Sox about trading Helton

Updated: January 31, 2007, 11:25 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Colorado Rockies are in high-level talks to trade first baseman Todd Helton to the Boston Red Sox in a deal that could send third baseman Mike Lowell and right-handed reliever Julian Tavarez to Colorado.

According to the Denver Post, which reported the talks on its website, discussions between the two clubs are expected to resume Monday or Tuesday. Helton has a complete no-trade clause, but has reportedly told the Rockies he would be willing to accept a trade to Boston.

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