Matzek inked Rockies-record $3.9M deal

Updated: August 21, 2009, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Tyler Matzek, the top-rated left-hander in the draft, says a gut feeling prompted him to forgo an education at the University of Oregon and sign with the Colorado Rockies for a club-record $3.9 million.

Matzek said he decided just 10 minutes before Monday night's deadline to sign with the Rockies.

The 6-foot-3 lefty went 13-1 at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., this year. He toured Coors Field on Friday after signing his contract and said he was headed ...

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