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Reds' Luke Maile: Will make Opening Day roster
The Reds plan to carry three catchers this year, with starter Tyler Stephenson getting many of his starts at first base and DH, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Maile drew raves from the Reds pitchers and coaching staff for his ability to call a game, so it wouldn't be a shock if he's called upon to start when one of their many young pitchers are on the mound. With Stepheson projected to start only four of every 10 games behind the plate, there will be plenty of work for Maile and Curt Casali.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luke Maile: Signs with Reds
Maile signed a one-year deal with the Reds on Monday.
Maile slashed .221/.301/.326 through 206 plate appearances last season for Cleveland, and found a decent amount of success against left-handed pitching (.300 AVG, 8 RBI). Tyler Stephenson will likely remain Cincinnati's primary option behind the plate, but Maile could still see a good chunk of playing time in 2023 as a backup.... See More ... See Less
Luke Maile: Non-tendered by Cleveland
The Guardians declined to tender Maile a contract for 2023, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Maile has bounced around between Tampa Bay, Toronto, Milwaukee and Cleveland so far in his big-league career. He provides quality defense behind the plate but packs little punch with the bat, and his pitch framing was poor last year according to Statcast.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Goes yard Monday
Maile went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 11-4 win over the Twins.
Maile sparked the Guardians' four-run rally in the eighth inning with a solo shot. The catcher has gone 4-for-25 (.160) across 11 games in September, though he's only logged an at-bat in eight of those contests. He's now slashing .221/.301/.337 with three homers, 16 RBI, 18 runs scored and 10 doubles through 186 plate appearances as the backup to Austin Hedges.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Continues hot August
Maile went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 7-0 win over San Diego.
Maile tallied an RBI single off lefty starter Blake Snell with one out in the fourth to put Cleveland up 4-0. The catcher has been swinging a hot bat in August with a .394 average and 1.065 OPS over 33 at-bats in 10 games. Furthermore, the 31-year-old has eight RBI during that span and at least one hit in nine of those contests.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Homers in nightcap
Maile went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in a 7-5 win over the Tigers in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
Maile didn't have any homers in the first four months of the season, but he's now hit two in his last four contests. The 31-year-old backup catcher has actually done well lately, going 10-for-23 (.435) during his seven-game hitting streak. For the season, he's up to a .235/.326/.361 slash line with two long balls, 13 RBI, 15 runs scored and nine doubles through 138 plate appearances. It's still unlikely he unseats Austin Hedges for the starting role behind the dish in Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Blasts first home run of 2022
Maile went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk during Sunday's 1-0 win over the Astros.
The Guardians were unable to generate much offensive production during Sunday's matchup, but Maile plated the team's only run with his solo blast in the bottom of the fifth inning. The 31-year-old's playing time has remained sporadic recently, but he's gone 5-for-9 with a homer, a double, four RBI and a run over his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Plates two Tuesday
Maile went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Maile was the only Guardian with multiple hits in the contest. He knocked in two of their three runs with a second-inning single and a sixth-inning double. The catcher hit a meager .219 in 15 games in July, and he's likely to remain in a backup role to Austin Hedges over the final two months of the campaign. Maile has a .206/.308/.294 slash line with no home runs, nine doubles, eight RBI and 15 runs scored in 120 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Moves into No. 2 role
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
On the bench for the third time in four games, Maile is set to serve as the Guardians' No. 2 catcher moving forward after top backstop Austin Hedges was reinstated from the 7-day concussion injured list Friday.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Sitting Wednesday
Maile is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
Maile and Sandy Leon have now alternated turns behind the plate for seven straight contests, and the two are expected to work in a timeshare at catcher until No. 1 backstop Austin Hedges (concussion) is ready to return from the 7-day injured list. In Tuesday's 11-4 loss, Maile went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Takes seat Sunday
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Maile was behind the plate for the second game of Saturday's twin bill, so he'll get a breather due to the quick turnaround for Sunday's series finale, which begins at 1:40 p.m. ET. Sandy Leon will catch for starting pitcher Triston McKenzie on Sunday, and the two backstops should continue to split work until Austin Hedges (concussion) returns from the 7-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Not starting matinee
Maile isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Maile went 1-for-13 with three strikeouts over his last four games and will be out of the starting nine for a second consecutive matchup. Sandy Leon is starting at catcher and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Breather Thursday
Maile is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale versus the Twins.
Maile will get a day off after he went 1-for-6 while starting the last two contests behind the plate. Sandy Leon will draw the start at catcher Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Takes over as No. 1 catcher
Maile is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Twins.
Though Sandy Leon will be behind the plate for the front end of the twin bill, Maile looks poised to operate as Cleveland's No. 1 catcher this week after Austin Hedges (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday. Maile had already started both of the Guardians' last two games, going hitless in both contests.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Pitiful hitting in June
Maile has gone 1-for-20 (.050) in nine games in June.
Maile's playing time is already fairly limited to begin with, and his recent performances have inspired no confidence. The 31-year-old has a .213/.304/.319 slash line with five RBI, eight runs scored and a 7:14 BB:K through 56 plate appearances this season. Austin Hedges will see most of the time behind the dish, while Maile will step in for starts once or twice a week.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Perfect at plate Monday
Maile went 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored in Monday's 6-1 win over the Astros.
Maile's first multi-hit game this season was a big one in his first game action since May 17. The catcher had previously recorded four double in his first seven games, but all three of his hits Monday were singles. He's still not seeing much playing time, as Austin Hedges has received the vast majority of the starts behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Picks up fifth start of season
Maile will start at catcher and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
Maile has provided one double in all four of his starts this season, but the 31-year-old doesn't appear primed for an increased role despite his early success at the dish. He'll be receiving the start at catcher Wednesday due to No. 1 backstop Austin Hedges getting a breather for a day game after a night game.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Luke Maile: Activated by Guardians
Maile (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Maile sustained a hamstring injury late in camp and was unavailable to begin the regular season, but he recently appeared in six rehab games and hit .563 with two homers, six runs, six RBI, four walks and three strikeouts. The 31-year-old will serve as the primary backup behind the dish after Bryan Lavastida was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Edgewood, KY|
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