From the Reds web site:
Reds deal Walker to Red Sox
Cincinnati gets two minor league players to be named
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
CINCINNATI -- Even before their full delegations arrived at baseball's Winter Meetings in Nashville, the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox completed a trade Thursday, with Cincinnati sending second baseman Todd Walker to Boston for a pair of minor-leaguers to be named later.
Walker likely will be penciled in as Boston's starting second baseman. The Red Sox used five players at that spot in 2002: Rey Sanchez, Freddy Sanchez, Lou Merloni, Carlos Baerga and Bryant Nelson. Rey Sanchez, who received most of the playing time while starting 97 games, is a free agent.
Walker had one of his best all-around seasons this year, batting .299 with 11 home runs and 64 RBIs in 155 games for Cincinnati. But the Reds' need to trim payroll forced them to shop him around. Walker, 29, is due to earn $3.4 million next year with $450,000 in incentive bonuses and $475,000 in award bonuses.
"The Reds want to thank Todd for all of his contributions, both on and off the field," Cincinnati general manager Jim Bowden said in a statement. "He represented the organization in a first-class manner, played the game hard every day, and he will be missed."
Cincinnati acquired Walker and outfielder Robin Jennings from Colorado on July 19, 2001, for outfielder Alex Ochoa.
The identities of the players to be named probably won't be announced until after Monday's Rule 5 draft.
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