"We're not talking about next year," Scioscia said. "We've obviously got a challenge in front of us to play good baseball here down to the end of the year, and we'll make those other decisions at the appropriate time."
Scioscia did say that the return of some missing pieces from this season, none bigger than Kendry Morales, would provide a boost. He did not directly address the potential return of free agent Hideki Matsui.
"When you look at Kendry and you look at Maicer [Izturis], we added [Alberto] Callaspo, we'll have him moving forward in whatever role that develops into. A little more experience for guys like [Erick] Aybar, [Howard] Kendrick. Peter Bourjos obviously getting a chance to play, hopefully developing."