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Welcome to the MLB News & Updates section of the Sports Net!  We will post news, updates and reports on the MLB regularly.  Sources, like always, will be cited.

1/27/07-Helton to the Red Sox?:  The Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox are rumored to be in trade negotiations for Rockies 1B Todd Helton.  Helton, 33, has been one of the better hitters in the past few seasons and could become the Red Sox #2 hitter in front of the trio of Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and newly-signed JD Drew.  If Helton is traded, expect the Rockies to try and get the Sox top positional prospect OF Jacoby Ellsbury in exchange.  (Fox Sports)
 
1/27/07-Weaver to the Mariners?:  Pitcher Jeff Weaver is reportedly on the verge of signing a 1-year, $8.3 million, contract with the Seattle Mariners.  Weaver, who's outstanding postseason helped the Cardinals win the World Series last year, may take his physical as early as the beginning of next week.  This signing comes on the heels of the signing of relief pitcher, Arthur Rhodes.  (ESPN)
 
1/27/07-Sosa to Rangers deal nearly finalized:  Free-Agent RF, Sammy Sosa, and the Texas Rangers are expected to finalize a minor-league deal early next week.  Sosa, who hasn't played in the majors since 2005 with the Orioles, is best known for his historic HR chase against Cardinals Mark McGwire in 1998.  Sosa has 588 career home runs.  (ESPN)
 
 

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