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Tyler Matzek | Starting Pitcher | #15

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (11) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Mariners released LHP Tyler Matzek.
Matzek was signed to a minor league contract with the Mariners in February. The 27-year-old southpaw was once considered among the best southpaw prospects in baseball, but injuries and inconsistent results when healthy evaporated his stock. Mar 31 - 7:23 PM

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White Sox signed LHP Tyler Matzek to a minor league contract.

The former first-round pick has fallen off the map the last couple years due to poor performance and also anxiety issues that have kept him sidelined. He'll look to get back on track in the White Sox' system.
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 02:44:00 PM

Rockies sent LHP Tyler Matzek outright to High-A Modesto.

The 25-year-old left-hander is now off the Rockies' 40-man roster. Matzek has pitched well in High-A ball since recovering from his anxiety issues, but he's a long way from the majors at this point.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Rockies activated LHP Tyler Matzek from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to High-A Modesto.

Matzek dealt with anxiety issues this spring but has returned to the mound and will try to regain his form in Modesto. The 25-year-old spent most of 2014 in the Rockies' starting rotation. He went 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA in five starts for Colorado last season.
Thu, May 19, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Tyler Matzek (anxiety) is working his way up to 35-pitch bullpen sessions at the Rockies' spring training complex.

Matzek had a recurrence of anxiety issues in early March and landed on the disabled list just before Opening Day. He's basically starting over with this throwing program, so it's going to be at least another month. "We are still just kind of going a bullpen at a time," Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Rockies placed LHP Tyler Matzek on the 15-day disabled list with anxiety.

Matzek has battled anxiety issues since last season. It's unclear when he'll be ready to pitch again.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Tyler Matzek returned to Rockies camp Thursday.

Matzek has struggled with anxiety for a couple of years. He spent the last 30 days working with psychologist Rick Perea and the left-hander told Nick Groke of the Denver Post on Thursday that he's "excited" to get throwing again in competitive environments. Matzek will head to Triple-A Albuquerque whenever he feels ready.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 12:25:00 PM

Tyler Matzek has left Rockies camp in Arizona to deal with "personal issues."

Matzek has struggled recently with anxiety. He got lit up in his one Cactus League appearance.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Tyler Matzek was scratched from a scheduled appearance Sunday so that he could work on his mechanics.

Matzek was shut down for a while last season while battling control issues that the Rockies say were brought on in part due to anxiety problems. The issues have carried over into this spring, so the club is hitting the pause button. Matzek is not going to crack Colorado's Opening Day roster.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 10:48:00 AM

Tyler Matzek was lit up for three earned runs without securing an out Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Matzek entered in the top of the fourth inning and struggled right away, yielding a solo shot to Welington Castillo and two walks. A wild pitch followed a mound visit and then Brandon Drury and Evan Marzilli both smacked RBI singles. Not a good look from a guy who had to be shut down early in 2015 because of control issues and performance anxiety. Matzek is ticketed for Triple-A.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Tyler Matzek has been sent home to take a mental break as he battles control issues.

The Rockies already held him out of games for a bit last month so he could work on his mechanics, but now they're shutting him down altogether. Matzek walked 19 over 22 frames with the big club before being sent down and has issued a whopping 15 free passes and hit two batters over 3 1/3 minor league innings. "We still believe he's going to be a top-of-the-rotation-type guy, and we're trying to get him back here," manager Walt Weiss said.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 11:01:00 PM

Tyler Matzek will be held out of action for Triple-A Albuquerque indefinitely while he works on his mechanics.

Matzek allowed seven runs and walked seven batters in one inning of work in his lone start for Albuquerque after being sent down. "We're taking him out of competition for a bit," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He needs to work on some things." Control problems are nothing new for Matzek, although he appeared to turn a corner in 2014. Obviously he's regressed in 2015, walking 19 over 22 frames with the big club before his erratic Triple-A outing.
Mon, May 18, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Tyler Matzek to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Matzek certainly isn't the only member of the Rockies' rotation that's struggling right now, but he's arguably been their worst starter so far, posting a 4.09 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and ugly 15/19 K/BB ratio over 22 innings. It's not clear at this point who will replace him in the rotation, but Christian Bergman would seem to be the obvious candidate.
Fri, May 8, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Tyler Matzek allowed four earned runs in two innings Wednesday as the Rockies dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

Matzek was originally expected to pitch Monday, but back-to-back rainouts pushed him into an odd Wednesday afternoon start. And he did not look sharp, yielding six walks and three hits en route to his first loss of the 2015 season. The 24-year-old left-hander is now 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 22 innings.
Wed, May 6, 2015 06:50:00 PM

Monday's game between the Diamondbacks and Rockies has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. Scheduled starters Josh Collmenter and Tyler Matzek will be pushed back a day.
Mon, May 4, 2015 11:16:00 PM

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