"We want him back fresh," Ryan said.
• Ryan also mentioned right-hander Trevor May, who was 9-9 with a 4.51 ERA at Double-A New Britain this year and will be sent to the Arizona Fall League.
"He took the ball every five days and gave us innings," Ryan said. "He needs to tune it up. Our system had a good year."
Rick Eymer is a contributor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.