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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.