Three-time NL batting champion Larry Walker was traded from the Rockies to the Cardinals last night for minor league RHP Jason Burch and two players to be named.

The addition of Walker, a 37-year-old all-star outfielder, gives the Cardinals a power-packed lineup that also includes Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds.

The only time Walker has played in the postseason was in 1995 with the Rockies, who were eliminated in the first round.

* COLANGELO OUT: Jerry Colangelo, who brought Arizona a major league franchise in 1998 and a World Series title three years later, is being forced out as CEO of the Diamondbacks.

He will be replaced on Jan. 1 by Jeff Moorad, an agent for several top players, including Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez.

* FINISHED: The White Sox announced that DH Frank Thomas will miss the rest of the season as he recovers from a stress fracture in his left foot, and Manager Ozzie Guillen said he doesn't expect OF Magglio Ordonez to return this season, either.

Ordonez had surgery to repair torn cartilage June 5.

* MILLWOOD ON DL: The Phillies placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15-day disabled list because of acute tendinitis in his pitching elbow.

-- From News Services