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Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Troy Tulowitzki after hitting a two-run homer in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 25, 2012. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Helton To Undergo Surgery, Ending Poorest Season In His Career

Todd Helton’s worst season of his 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.

08/07/2012

Chris Nelson #10 of the Colorado Rockies throws over a sliding Chase Headley #7 of the San Diego Padres to complete the double play to end the fourth inning at Coors Field on June 29, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  The Rockies defeated the Padres 10-2.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Nelson; Chase Headley

Rockies’ Nelson On DL With Irregular Heart Beat

Colorado Rockies infielder Chris Nelson is remaining hospitalized for observation after undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat.

07/17/2012

DENVER, CO - JUNE 25: Starting pitcher Jeff Francis #26 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on June 25, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Helton Helps Rockies Beat Strasburg, Nationals 4-2

Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

06/25/2012

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers reacts to D.J. Reyburn third base umpire as he waves Jonathan Herrera of the Colorado Rockies safe during the interleague game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rockies Top Rangers In 11-7 Slugfest

Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson had consecutive two-out, two-run singles in an early outburst for Colorado, and the Rockies held on for a 11-7 victory Saturday that ended the Texas Rangers’ seven-game winning streak.

06/23/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 21: Starting pitcher Jeff Francis #26 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 21, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Nelson And Rosario Homer, Rockies Beat Phillies

Chris Nelson hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Wilin Rosario added a two-run shot in the ninth Thursday night to help the Colorado Rockies snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia Phillies.

06/21/2012

Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 28, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tulowitzki Impresses In Rockies Win Over Indians

Troy Tulowitzki had three hits, Chris Nelson a two-run double and starter Juan Nicasio hit 97 mph on the radar gun for Colorado.

03/29/2012

Rafael Betancourt of the Colorado Rockies shakes hands with Chris Iannetta after the Rockies beat the Houston Astros 4-2 in 13 innings at Minute Maid Park on September 24, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Rockies Snap Losing Streak In 13 Inning Marathon

Chris Nelson walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

09/24/2011

Chris Iannetta of the Colorado Rockies greets Chris Nelson after hitting a home run during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Coors Field on June 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Nelson Hits 1st Career Homer In Rockies Rout Of Tigers

Chris Nelson hit his first major league home run during a six-run second inning and Carlos Gonzalez homered and doubled to drive in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Detroit Tigers 13-6 Friday night.

06/17/2011

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