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.
Maile (oblique) is making solid progress in his rehab and could return within a week or so, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Maile has been on the 10-day injured list since July 27 with a left oblique strain, though he could be back in action for the final few weeks of the regular season if all goes well. He's struggled to a .153 average with two homers and nine RBI over 42 games this season with Toronto.
Maile (oblique) has resumed throwing and catching and will start hitting soon, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
Maile has been out for a month with an oblique strain. He appears to be on track to return before the end of the season but is unlikely to do so before rosters expand at the start of September.
Maile was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left oblique strain, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
He suffered the injury during batting practice Saturday. Reese McGuire will be promoted from Triple-A in a corresponding move and will replace Maile as the backup catcher in Toronto.
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Maile had fallen into a timeshare behind the plate with Danny Jansen for much of June, but the former looks like the clear No. 2 backstop these days. With Jansen slashing .375/.390/.950 over his last 11 games dating back to June 23, the Blue Jays look set to ride his hot bat for as long as it lasts. Maile will thus find himself on the bench for the seventh time in eight games to close out the first half.
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Maile heads to the bench after starting two of the past three games behind the plate. He remains stuck in a rough timeshare at catcher with Danny Jansen, with neither backstop seemingly gaining much ground in the job battle. Both are hitting under .180 for the season and have combined for only four home runs.
Maile went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.
The Jays only managed three hits off David Price and the Boston bullpen, and Maile's second-inning homer accounted for all of Toronto's offense on the afternoon. The backup catcher is slashing just .148/.193/.278 through 20 games with two home runs and four RBI, and with Danny Jansen's bat starting to come around, Maile's opportunities for playing time could shrink even further.
Maile is starting at catcher and hitting ninth Saturday against the White Sox.
He was scratched from Friday's lineup for an unknown reason, but he's back in the mix a day later. This is only Maile's sixth start this month and he has two hits in 15 at-bats over that stretch.
Maile was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.
The reason for the lineup change is not yet clear. Danny Jansen will take over behind the plate in Maile's absence.
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Maile had started three of the last four games behind the plate, but Danny Jansen will check back in at catcher in the series finale. Though Jansen currently tops the depth chart, his leash as the primary option behind the plate has undoubtedly loosened after turning in a lowly .471 OPS through his first 97 plate appearances this season. With a .443 mark of his own, however, Maile hasn't made a compelling case yet to displace Jansen for the top job.
Maile is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.
With top backstop Danny Jansen struggling in the early going, Maile has seen his opportunities pick up. Though he'll return to the bench for the series finale, Maile had started four of the past six games, going 3-for-13 with a home run during that span.
Maile went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Tampa Bay.
Maile left the yard in the seventh inning with a runner on base, cutting Toronto's deficit to two runs. He'd missed the last few contests while battling neck stiffness, but the 28-year-old backstop turned in a solid performance in his first game back. He's now 4-for-14 at the plate through five matchups in 2019.
Maile (neck) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays.
Maile had been battling neck stiffness and hadn't played in a week. He's just 2-for-10 in limited action at the plate this season.
Maile isn't available to start Tuesday against the Red Sox while he battles neck tightness, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Manager Charlie Montoyo had planned to use Maile as part of a battery with pitcher Matt Shoemaker, but the former's injury will result in Danny Jansen stepping in behind the plate. Montoyo expressed optimism that Maile would still be available off the bench if the backstop's neck loosens up over the next few hours.
Maile will start at catcher and bat ninth Friday against the Tigers.
After Danny Jansen earned the Opening Day start, Maile will get his first regular-season action Friday with the left-handed Matthew Boyd slated to start for the Tigers. The 28-year-old is coming off a tough spring training that saw him go 2-for-21 at the plate, but he's an effective catcher who frames pitches well which should help him earn a handful of at-bats when Jansen hits the pine.
Maile went 0-for-2 in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, dropping his spring batting average to .095 (2-for-21).
Offense isn't exactly Maile's calling card -- last year's .699 OPS in 68 games for the Jays was a career high -- so despite his spring struggles, his role as the backup to Danny Jansen doesn't appear to be in any jeopardy, especially with Reese McGuire also failing to make a good impression at the plate in camp.
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