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July 23, 2020 02:44 PM
Pirates' Luke Maile: Shifts to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 18, 2020 09:00 PM
Pirates' Luke Maile: Out 10-12 weeks after surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 5, 2020 01:12 PM
Pirates' Luke Maile: Returning Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maile (hamstring) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Rays, according to Adam Berry of

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.

February 28, 2020 03:16 PM
Pirates' Luke Maile: Dealing with hamstring tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2019 10:32 PM
Pirates' Luke Maile: Picked up by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 2, 2019 09:56 PM
Luke Maile: Sets sights on free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 14, 2019 01:48 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Activated Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2019 04:48 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Could return in one week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maile (oblique) is making solid progress in his rehab and could return within a week or so, Ben Nicholson-Smith of 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.

August 27, 2019 05:28 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Resuming baseball activiites
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maile (oblique) has resumed throwing and catching and will start hitting soon, Alexis Brudnicki of 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.

July 28, 2019 08:52 AM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: To IL with oblique strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maile was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left oblique strain, Scott Mitchell of 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.

July 7, 2019 11:32 AM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Losing work to Jansen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 9, 2019 11:44 AM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 21, 2019 07:04 AM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Pops second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 17, 2019 05:48 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Scratched for unknown reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 12, 2019 01:16 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Sits Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 18, 2019 01:00 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Playing time picks up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 13, 2019 02:56 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Clubs first homer of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 12, 2019 05:00 PM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 9, 2019 11:44 AM
Blue Jays' Luke Maile: Sidelined with neck issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maile isn't available to start Tuesday against the Red Sox while he battles neck tightness, Shi Davidi of 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.

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Edgewood, KY
Pittsburgh Pirates
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