Todd Helton's season is over.
The Rockies' veteran first baseman will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. The surgery, to be performed Friday, marks the end of Helton's 15th season in the major leagues.
"The recovery time is about six months, so I am doing this now so I can be ready for spring training. I plan on playing next year," Helton told The Denver Post on Monday morning.
Helton, who turns 39 on Aug. 20, has one more year remaining on his contract with the Rockies.
Infielder Chris Nelson will be activated off the disabled list to take Helton's place on the 25-man roster.
The sore hip has bothered Helton since early June during a road trip to Arizona.
Rockies' Todd Helton out for season, bound for surgery on hip
Denver Post | Aug 6