Todd Helton 1B COL Oct 21 '78

Todd Helton (hip) told Troy Renck of the Denver Post on Thursday that he plans to play in 2013.

"I am back, baby," said Helton. The 39-year-old wanted to see how his body responded following hip and knee surgeries before making a decision, but he's feeling good. He'll likely be the primary first baseman in 2013 if healthy, but figures to get regular rest. Coming off a .238/.343/.400 batting line and .743 OPS, he's only an option in deeper mixed leagues and NL-only formats.