Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/26/12
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy is welcoming word that star first baseman Todd Helton plans to play at least one more year. Helton had season-ending surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. Helton told The Denver Post that he intends to return in 2013 to play out the final year of his contract. He turned 39 last month. The five-time All-Star is a lifetime .320 hitter, but batted a career-low .238 in 69 games. ''Todd Helton knows himself better than anybody and if he feels physically that he's capable of doing it, then there's a big part of me that says he will be bound and determined to walk back out here and have another bounce-back season,'' Tracy said Wednesday. ''I just saw him this afternoon, and he's moving around with just a tremendous amount of vitality,'' Tracy said. ''You can tell by the way he's walking and moving around, he's pain-free, and he's in the weight room doing his thing.'' Tracy said it's likely that Helton would see his everyday ro...
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