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Todd Helton | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/20/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Tennessee
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Todd Helton told the Denver Post on Saturday that he will retire at the end of the season.
Everyone has been assuming that'd be the case for most of the year, but this confirms it. Helton had a Hall of Fame-prime for the Rockies, even after accounting for Coors Field, but since he didn't establish himself until he was 24 and back problems caused his play to fall off in his mid-30s, he's likely to have a hard time getting into Cooperstown. With a couple of weeks left to go, he's a lifetime .317/.415/.539 hitter with 367 homers and 1,397 RBI in 17 seasons. Sun, Sep 15, 2013 12:30:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Todd Helton hit a go-ahead homer off former teammate Huston Street in the top of the ninth Friday against the Padres.

Too bad the Rockies had to go and ruin the moment by blowing the game in the bottom of the ninth. Helton has five homers in eight games after hitting just eight previously this season. It seemed likely that his outstanding career would end with a whimper, but maybe he'll go out on a high note after all.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 01:30:00 AM

Todd Helton recorded his 2,500th career hit in Sunday's victory over the Reds.

Helton had been hitless in his previous eight at-bats, but managed a double off reliever Curtis Partch in the bottom of the seventh inning to pick up the milestone. It was also his 584th career double, which places him just one behind Rafael Palmeiro for 16th on the all-time list. Helton has been playing well as of late and had a pair of three-run homers in Friday's win over the Reds.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Todd Helton smacked a pair of three-run homers in Friday's win over the Reds.

The six RBI matched a career-high while it was his first two-homer game since April 26, 2011. With a .255/.323/.410 with 11 home runs and 48 RBI, Helton hasn't made much noise in what will likely be his final season, but the 40-year-old still has a chance to finish his career on a high note.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 12:14:00 AM

Todd Helton hit his ninth homer of the year Monday off the Giants' Barry Zito.

It was Helton's first homer off a southpaw this season. Of course, he's barely started against them lately and that's not something that figures to change coming down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 11:59:00 PM

Todd Helton is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.

It's safe to assume he's getting a routine day of rest for the afternoon game. Michael Cuddyer is playing first base in his return to action.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 01:22:00 PM

Todd Helton returned to the Rockies' lineup on Friday.

He's batting fifth and playing first base. The 39-year-old is slashing .261/.328 /.394 with seven homers through 271 plate appearances.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Todd Helton was sentenced to one year of probation, a $400 fine and 24 hours of community service after he entered a guilty plea Tuesday to "driving while ability impaired."

Helton was arrested back in February on suspicion of DUI. Prosecutors said Tuesday that the 39-year-old had a .102 blood alcohol level. "I am very regretful," Helton said in court. "I have taken measures to ensure it never happens again."
Source: Denver Post
Tue, May 7, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Rockies activated 1B Todd Helton from the 15-day disabled list.

Helton had been sidelined since April 19 due to left forearm inflammation. He didn't play and rehab games, but the Rockies aren't worried about the 39-year-old's timing.
Sun, May 5, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Todd Helton (forearm) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Sunday.

Helton has been sidelined since April 19 due to left forearm inflammation, but he will not require a minor league rehab assignment. The 39-year-old is hitting .268 (11-for-41) with one home run, three doubles and 10 RBI in 13 games this season.
Fri, May 3, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Todd Helton (forearm) will rest for 4-5 days before being re-evaluated.

Helton was finally placed on the DL Thursday after missing the last five games with left forearm inflammation. If the injury responds after the 4-5 days of rest, he could be ready for activation when first eligible on May 5. The inflammation in the tendon leaves him vulnerable to a more serious injury if he doesn't get it under control, though.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Rockies placed 1B Todd Helton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with left forearm inflammation.

Helton has struggled to make any progress this week, so the move became increasingly inevitable. Ryan Wheeler has been called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs and will provide another option at first base alongside Michael Cuddyer and Jordan Pacheco.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Todd Helton (forearm) is out of the Rockies' lineup again on Wednesday.

Helton hasn't played since Friday due to a left forearm strain and could soon be placed on the disabled list. Michael Cuddyer will start at first base Wednesday.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Todd Helton (forearm) will attempt to play the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves.

Helton hasn't played since Friday due to a left forearm strain and received a cortisone shot Sunday. If he isn't able to play Tuesday night, it's possible that he'll be placed on the disabled list. Jordan Pacheco is playing first base in the first game of the doubleheader.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Todd Helton was held out of the Rockies lineup on Saturday with a left forearm strain.

Helton suffered the injury on a swing during Tuesday's doubleheader but played through the pain in hopes it would go away. He said the injury isn't serious enough that he can't play, but he was held out of the lineup as a precaution. He's considered day-to-day.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 09:47:00 PM

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