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After getting extra rest, Matzek to start on Saturday

After getting extra rest, Matzek to start on Saturday

DETROIT -- After tossing two-thirds of an inning in the Rockies' 16-inning game on Tuesday, rookie Tyler Matzek was in need of a little extra rest.

He was scratched from his Thursday start, but manager Walt Weiss revealed Friday that he'll be good to go for Saturday night against the Tigers.

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"We felt like we just needed to get him a couple more days," Weiss said. "We didn't feel like we had to make any big adjustments. Just wanted to get him a couple more days of rest."

Yohan Flande had previously been scheduled to start Saturday but is in the bullpen for now in a long-relief role.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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