Maile (hamstring) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Rays, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com. Maile's injury has kept him off the field since Feb. 25, but he will return to action Thursday and will hit sixth while getting the start behind the plate.
Maile was scratched from Friday's spring game with left hamstring tightness, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Maile was tabbed to start behind the plate Friday but will instead be unavailable due to the hamstring issue. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but he'll likely at least take a few days off.
Maile signed a major-league contract with the Pirates on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Maile has barely hit like a backup catcher thus far in his big-league career, posting a .198/.252/.304 slash line over parts of five seasons, but he could have a chance to compete with Jacob Stallings for a starting role, barring further offseason additions.
Maile was non-tendered by the Blue Jays on Monday. Maile has appeared in 159 games for Toronto over the past three seasons. He's hit .193 with seven home runs and 43 RBI over that span.
Maile (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday. He is not in the lineup, as Danny Jansen gets the start behind the dish, but Maile is active for the contest. Look for him to work as the third-string catcher over the rest of the season.