According to manager John Gibbons, Maile will require a procedure on the torn meniscus in his right knee, The Associated Press reports.
The Jays were hopeful that surgery might be avoidable, but the skipper's comments made clear that Maile is headed under the knife. Any value that the backup catcher brought to deep leagues is now out the window. The recently acquired Miguel Montero steps in as the new reserve behind Russell Martin.
Maile underwent an MRI on Tuesday, revealing a torn meniscus in his right knee, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.
Maile landed on the DL prior to Tuesday's afternoon game against the Yankees with inflammation, but the situation became much more significant following the results of the MRI. The team is considering all options, including different treatment plans while surgery remains on the table. It is unclear what the timetable would look like if Maile does indeed need to go the surgical route, but he could miss an extended period of time moving forward.
Maile was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with right knee inflammation, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Though the Blue Jays will use the open spot on the active roster for newly acquired backstop Miguel Montero, it doesn't seem that Maile's move to the DL is the result of a phantom injury. According to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca, Maile is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, suggesting a more serious issue than simple inflammation may be at play. Regardless of the severity of his condition, Maile may be bound for Triple-A Buffalo once he's activated unless manager John Gibbons decides to carry three catchers.
Maile went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to Oakland, ending his five-game hitting streak.
With Russell Martin having neck issues of late, Maile has enjoyed increased playing time. Starting six of the team's last seven games behind the dish, Maile has gone 6-for-20 (.300) with a home run. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, the counting stats haven't been there, and he's struck out in 40 percent of his at-bats over the stretch.
Maile is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Maile has filled in for Russell Martin (shoulder/neck) while he's been on the disabled list, although after batting just .032 (1-for-31) on the season thus far, Maile will head to the bench for the evening. Michael Ohlman will assume catching duties in his stead.
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