OUTLuke Maile
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2 weeks ago

Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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1 month ago

Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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2 months ago

Maile went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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2 months ago

Maile is starting at catcher and hitting ninth Saturday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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2 months ago

Maile was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The reason for the lineup change is not yet clear. Danny Jansen will take over behind the plate in Maile's absence.

OUTLuke Maile
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2 months ago

Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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3 months ago

Maile is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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3 months ago

Maile went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

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 at the dish in his first game back. He's now 4-for-14 at the plate through five matchups in 2019.

OUTLuke Maile
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3 months ago

Maile (neck) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTLuke Maile
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3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.