DENVER (AP) _ The Colorado Rockies gave Milwaukee much-needed infield help Wednesday, trading Jeff Huson to the Brewers for a player to be named.

Huson, who broke into the majors with Montreal in 1998, nearly quit after being cut by the Rockies in spring training. He agreed to an assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs after the Rockies promised they would attempt to trade him.

``Good for him,'' Rockies manager Don Baylor said. ``I'm glad I talked him into staying (in baseball). If you're not ready to quit, you shouldn't go home.''

The Brewers are in need of help after second baseman Fernando Vina broke his left leg and shortstop Jose Valentin went on the disabled list with a broken left finger.

Huson, a career .236 hitter, has spent all or part of eight seasons in the majors, playing for Montreal, Texas and Baltimore. His best season was with the Rangers in 1992 when he hit .261 with 18 stolen bases.

He hit .321 in 17 games with Baltimore last year.