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Statement regarding end of Helton trade talks with Boston
01/29/2007 8:49 PM ET
The Colorado Rockies announced this evening that trade talks with the Boston Red Sox regarding first baseman Todd Helton have ended. There will be no further discussions.

"This is not a trade that we were anxious to complete, but we are always exploring ways to improve our team," said Rockies Chairman and CEO Charlie Monfort. "Discussions like these regarding a player of Todd's talent and character are never easy, and it's not surprising we were not able to reach an agreement. Todd has been and will continue to be an important part of our franchise, and we can't wait to see him with the rest of the Rockies in Tucson."

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