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Rockies To Retire Helton’s No. 17 Jersey

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Nice ceremony for Todd Helton in his final game at Coors Field.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nice ceremony for Todd Helton in his final game at Coors Field. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies will retire former first baseman Todd Helton’s No. 17 on Aug. 17.

The club announced its promotional schedule Thursday and it includes a three-day weekend honoring Helton, who retired at the end of last season.

Helton will be honored in a ceremony on Aug. 17 before the Rockies play the Cincinnati Reds.

Ryan Spilborghs (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ryan Spilborghs (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Also, Root Sports announced former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs will join its Rockies broadcast team this season.

Spilborghs played a key role in the Rockies’ 2007 World Series run and had considered resuming his career with the Rockies on a minor league contract this season before deciding to retire and go into broadcasting. He’ll be a part of the team’s pregame and postgame shows.

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