Apparently the front office wasn’t listening to Walt’s speech about Tyler Matzek on Wednesday. After Matzek walked the only four batters he faced, before being pulled to make way for McClendon, Weiss told the press that:
They weren’t big misses, but he was missing. He’s come a long way, Tyler. I don’t want this outing today to tarnish everything he’s done. He’s really worked hard and has worked through some things, and has thrown the ball really well in this camp. I want to make sure he leaves here with a good feeling. He may get out there one more time. We’ll make sure he ends up on a positive note.
It would seem the only “positive note” Matzek will be getting is a note to report to the minors, since he was optioned today along with Rosell Herrera, Jayson Aquino, Kraig Sitton and Raul Fernandez.