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Tyler Matzek | Starting Pitcher | #15

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (11) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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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. Apr 12 - 7:36 PM
Source: Denver Post

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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.
Apr 3 - 1:25 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.
Mar 31 - 12:25 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.
Mar 14 - 12:35 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.
Mar 6 - 10:48 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.
Mar 2 - 6:51 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

Rockies manager Walt Weiss expects Tyler Matzek (hamstring) to make his next start.

Matzek had to leave Monday's start against the Diamondbacks after five innings due to a left hamstring cramp, but the Rockies don't expect it to be a long-term issue. The southpaw owns a 2.70 ERA across his first four starts this season, but he has an underwhelming 13/13 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Tyler Matzek improved to 2-0 after limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings on Monday.

Matzek had to leave after five frames due to a left hamstring cramp. Over his five innings, he worked around five hits and three walks, yielding the only two runs in his fifth and final inning. He struck out three on the evening. The lefty hasn't pitched deep into games, but sports a 2.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and a 13/13 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. If Matzek's hamstring problem isn't serious, he'll match up with the Padres at Petco Park next.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 01:28:00 AM

Tyler Matzek had to leave Monday's outing versus the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring cramp.

It's probably the best-case scenario, as a cramp isn't nearly as bad as a strain. Consider Matzek day-to-day.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Tyler Matzek exited Monday's start against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

Matzek signaled for the Rockies' trainer to come to the mound after he delivered his first pitch of the sixth inning and then eventually walked off the field. He appeared to be favoring his leg, but we'll have to wait and see what the Rockies say about the injury. Matzek allowed two runs over five frames before exiting.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 11:50:00 PM

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