The Tampa Bay Rays may not be without Drew Smyly for the remainder of the season.
The club said last week that Smyly would miss the season with a shoulder injury.
Kevin Cash is now intimating that the left-hander could return in 2015.
Instead of season-ending surgery, Cash said the plan now is for Smyly to rest and then try to rehabilitate the injury and try to pitch again later this season.
"We're optimistic," Cash said. "We're hearing good things."