CINCINNATI (AP) _ The Cincinnati Reds traded infielder Chris Stynes to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday for outfielder Michael Coleman and infielder Donnie Sadler.

It was Cincinnati's second trade of the day. Earlier, the Reds sent catcher Eddie Taubensee to Cleveland for two minor-league pitchers, Jim Brower and Robert Pugmire.

Stynes was the second arbitration-eligible player traded by the Reds during the offseason. They sent left-hander Ron Villone to Colorado last week for two minor league players to be named.

The small-market, budget-conscious Reds began the offseason with 12 players eligible for arbitration.

Stynes, 27, batted .334 for Cincinnati this year with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs in 119 games.

Coleman missed most of the 2000 season with a dislocated left wrist sustained when he tried to make a diving catch on April 28 while with Boston's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate. He has spent seven seasons in the Red Sox organization, including brief big-league stints in 1997 and 1999.

Sadler, 25, had been in the Red Sox organization since 1994, including major league stints in each of the last three seasons. He had his best big league season in 1999, hitting .288 in 49 games. He can play second base, third base, shortstop, left field and center field and has 161 stolen bases in his seven-year pro career.