"I feel good," Smyly said. "With every rehab start I feel stronger and stronger. I continue to be extremely encouraged by my days in between starts. ... I feel ready to go."
With three off-days in an eight-day span, the Rays went to a four-man rotation after optioning a struggling Matt Moore to Triple-A, but they should need a fifth starter for their upcoming road trip in which they play the Rangers three times before traveling to Houston for a four-game series.
Troy Provost-Heron is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.