Maile was recalled by the Brewers on Tuesday.
Maile will serve as the backup to Omar Narvaez while Manny Pina remains sidelined with a broken toe. Narvaez owns an excellent 1.051 OPS this season, so Maile may not get too many opportunities to start.
Maile was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The 30-year-old joined Milwaukee on a major-league deal in December but won't open the season on the roster after going 1-for-9 with four strikeouts in five spring games. Maile may have a hard time cracking the big-league roster this season with Omar Narvaez, Manny Pina and Jacob Nottingham (thumb) still in the mix.
Maile recorded his first hit of spring, a home run, in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Dodgers.
Maile has not done much hitting this spring, but he has not had many opportunities to do so, only appearing in five games thus far. He will open the season in the minors, barring any unforeseen developments with the Brewers' catching situation.
Maile signed a major-league deal with the Brewers on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
It seemed likely the 29-year-old would have to settle for a minor-league deal after missing the 2020 campaign due to finger surgery, but he was able to secure a major-league contract with the Brewers. Maile is a defense-first catcher with a .198/.252/.304 slash line in 215 career games. He shouldn't fill more than a backup role and joins a catching group that includes Jacob Nottingham, Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina (knee), though that player list could change ahead of Wednesday's non-tender deadline.
Maile elected free agency after being outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster Oct. 30, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Maile will presumably be in the market this winter for a minor-league deal with an organization that includes an invitation to big-league spring training. The 29-year-old catcher didn't see any action for the Pirates in 2020 after fracturing his right finger in summer camp and requiring season-ending surgery.
Maile (finger) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and outrighted to the minors Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Maile missed the entire season after undergoing finger surgery. As a 29-year-old with a career .198/.252/.304 slash line in 216 big-league games, he's understandably not a major part of the Pirates' plans going forward.
The Pirates placed Maile (finger) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Maile was ruled out for 10-to-12 weeks after undergoing surgery July 17 to repair a fractured index finger on his throwing hand, so the transaction comes as little surprise. The Pirates will proceed with Jacob Stallings and John Ryan Murphy as their two catchers on the Opening Day roster with Maile sidelined.
Maile underwent surgery to address his fractured right index finger Friday and will be sidelined 10-12 weeks.
Maile was poised to operate as Pittsburgh's primary backup catcher this season, but the lengthy recovery timeline means he's unlikely to see the field during the shortened season. John Ryan Murphy should step into the backup job behind starter Jacob Stallings.
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.
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|05/06||@ PHI||L 0-2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||@ PHI||L 4-5||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/03||@ PHI||L 3-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||vs LAD||L 4-16||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||vs LAD||W 6-5||4||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|04/30||vs LAD||W 3-1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||ASX-Hudson Valley Renega||61||216||30||60||10||3||3||41||31||36||3||1||.278||.377||.394|
|2013||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||95||361||45||102||25||3||4||49||41||54||8||2||.282||.351||.402|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||5||17||1||3||0||0||0||2||--||1||0||0||.176||.176||.176|