"Players are optimistic," Maddon said. "[Trainer Ron Porterfield] just hasn't given me any specifics yet, but if he's saying something like that, I wouldn't doubt him and Ronnie talked about that at some point."
Fuld appeared in 105 games for Tampa Bay in 2011, hitting .240 with 20 stolen bases.
There is still no timetable for Fuld to return to the Major League club to play, saying, "back here, I have no idea," about when he would be back.
"He's actually making a lot of good progress," Maddon said. "There's no finish line, but when you talk to him, he's feeling pretty good about it."