Found September 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Todd Helton
TEAMS: Colorado Rockies
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It may not come as shocking news, but we had yet to receive confirmation of it until now.  The Colorado Rockies will no longer have Todd Helton covering first base starting next season.  The veteran slugger has confirmed he will retire after the season. Yesterday, Helton told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that he would call it a career once the season was over.  Helton had come into the season expecting this one to be his last, but he managed to avoid many of the injuries that had plagued him over his last few years.  This of course leads to second guessing.  Helton wondered if he could continue playing.  In the end, he decided this was it. "Yes, this is it. It just seems like it's time. It's a young man's game. I am 40 years old. I am looking forward to doing something else besides baseball. Whatever that may be. I am not sure yet," said Helton, sitting next to his wife, Christy. "I am going to start a new chapter not only in my life but our lives. It will be different. It will be difficult, but it will be exciting." Helton was a phenomenal player throughout his career, but he will always be punished by many in a historical context because he played half his games at Coors Field.  With the perception being that Helton's numbers were enhanced by his home ballpark, he will likely be a longshot for the Hall of Fame.  But he's going to have a shot still. In his career, Helton has hit .317/.415/.539.  He has collected 2,504 hits and slugged 367 home runs.  Helton is a five-time All-Star, and he finished top-ten in MVP voting three times.  Using many of the tools sites like Baseball Reference rely on to predict a player's chances at the Hall of Fame, Helton is dangerously close.  However, voters could be scared away by not just his home ballpark.  They could apply much of the same logic that has been used with Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio.  Helton played during the height of the steroid era. He's never been linked before.  Remember that. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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