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Helling retires from MLB

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Rick Helling had a chance to play another major-league season with the Florida Marlins or Cincinnati Reds. But he says he got a better offer.

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He's going to coach his son's Little League team in the suburban Twin Cities this summer.

Helling, the North Dakota native and Fargo Shanley graduate who pitched 12 seasons in Major League Baseball, said Monday he's retiring to spend more time with his family.

"It's been long enough," he said. "It's time to be a dad."

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