Maddon also said Myers could be counted on to be used regularly at DH.
"Part of it is, he doesn't mind," Maddon said. "You've got young players who really don't mind doing that. Just the mental part helps. They're not fighting it. They still would do it anyway, but the acceptance and willingness to do it helps somewhat."
Myers' defense still needs some tweaking, too, so the Rays are working to find a balance between using Myers at DH and in the field this spring.
"We're doing a lot of work [with Myers in the field]," Maddon said. "Drill work during camp, and he's already started to make some pretty good adjustments, I think."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.