Rockies’ Helton retiring after season
Todd Helton has had enough. Having decided earlier this year that this will be his final season, the Colorado Rockies star decided to go public. “I didn’t want to say I was going to return and then come back in,” Helton said before Sunday’s game against Arizona. “I talked to my wife and thought about my body and mentally how I felt going out there for every game,” Helton said before Sunday’s game against Arizona. “I’m 40. It’s time to go. It’s a young man’s game.” Helton has spent his entire 17-year major league career with the Rockies and set franchise records in nearly every offensive category. He announced his decision after Saturday night’s 9-2 loss, when he hit his 586th double. Helton began Sunday as a career .317 hitter with 367 homers, 1,397 RBIs, 1,394 runs, a .415 on-base percentage and a .539 slugging percentage.