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Todd Helton needs hip surgery

Updated: August 7, 2012, 2:17 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The worst season of Todd Helton's career is over.

The Colorado Rockies said their first baseman and clubhouse leader will undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

"I think the world of this man," manager Jim Tracy said Monday before the start of a three-game series in Los Angeles. "I've been privileged over the course of 11 years to have managed some very special people. This guy is arguably as good a competitor as I've ever been ...

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