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Rockies will retire Helton's No. 17 in August

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The Canadian Press
2/6/2014 6:26:24 PM
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DENVER - 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 honouring Helton, who retired at the end of last season.

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

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.

Todd Helton (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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