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Jan 12, 2013 9:39 PM by Andy Koen

Helton eyes retirement post 2013 season

DENVER - Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton told the Denver Post friday that 2013 will probably be his last season. The 39-year-old is coming off of hip surgery after playing in only 69 games last season.

Helton tore his labrum in a game on August 10 in San Francisco. He will enter the season with 2,420 career hits, 354 home runs and a .320 lifetime batting average.

The Rockies took Helton with their first pick (8th overall) in the 1995 MLB draft. The five time All Star has four Silver Slugger awards and owns three Golden Gloves. Helton says he would love nothing more than to leave on his own terms and not on the disabled list.

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