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Todd Helton has hip surgery

Updated: August 10, 2012, 9:55 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Colorado first baseman Todd Helton underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, bringing an end to a disappointing season for the Rockies slugger.

Helton has struggled offensively since injuring his hip in June. He missed 12 games while on the disabled list in July and was hitting a career-low .238 when Colorado put him back on the DL on Monday.

Helton, a five-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and the franchise leader in almost every ...

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