ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Luke Maile

Austin Hedges, Luke Maile on blocking the plate: Guardians takeaways

DETROIT -- Home plate was the center of attention at Target Field and Camden Yards on Sunday. Plays at the plate were twice overturned by replay challenges, turning two outs into two runs. Both times an out call by the plate umpire was overturned by replay officials in New York. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and Orioles manager Brandon Hyde were ejected for arguing the decisions.
CLEVELAND, OH
Picture for Austin Hedges, Luke Maile on blocking the plate: Guardians takeaways
RELATED CHANNELS
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
RELATED PEOPLE

Guardians injury updates on Aaron Civale, Luke Maile

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Guardians manager Terry Francona offered a little more detail Friday about the wrist injury sustained by starting pitcher Aaron Civale earlier this week against Chicago. Francona said Civale would be going for a CT scan after getting an MRI on Thursday. “Just so we can have...
CLEVELAND, OH

On José Ramírez’s HR derby decision and injuries to Aaron Civale, Luke Maile: Podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — After years of hinting that he wanted to compete, José Ramírez has finally committed to participating in the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday. The decision should make those in Cleveland’s front office a little nervous as the 29-year-old slugger is still being bothered by a bruised thumb and he’s only hit one home run since June 10.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH

Guardians catcher Luke Maile makes play of the game in 2-1 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Just one question. Make that two. Why in the heck was catcher Luke Maile covering third base in the sixth inning Friday night at Dodger Stadium?. Dodger DH Max Muncy was on first base with one out and the score tied, 1-1, when Cody Bellinger sent a grounder to deep second base. Andres Gimenez, who had put on a defensive clinic until then, overran the ball. He retrieved it, but his throw to first was late as Bellinger reached on an error.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
HOUSTON, TX
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

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.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

Guardians' Luke Maile: Raking during rehab assignment

Maile (hamstring) has gone 9-for-16 with two home runs, two doubles and four walks through the first six games of his rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus. After sustaining the left hamstring injury in the penultimate week of spring training, Maile missed out on the Guardians' Opening Day roster. He was cleared to return to action in the minors April 15 and has proven his health as a hitter, but the Guardians may still want him to log some more innings behind the plate before bringing him back from the 10-day injured list. Whenever he's activated, Maile will likely replace Bryan Lavastida as the top backup behind No. 1 catcher Austin Hedges.
CLEVELAND, OH

Catcher Luke Maile getting closer to joining big-league club: Guardians takeaways

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The catching situation on the Guardians could be in for change in the near future. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Luke Maile continues to recover from his strained left hamstring. Manager Terry Francona told reporters after Tuesday’s game against the White Sox was postponed because of cold weather that Maile may be able to join them on the West Coast part of their upcoming 10-game trip to New York, Anaheim, Calif., and Oakland.
CLEVELAND, OH
CBS Sports

Guardians' Luke Maile: Beginning rehab assignment

Maile (hamstring) reported to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday to start a rehab assignment. Maile opened the season on the injured list with a hamstring injury but appears to be nearing full health. The 31-year-old signed a split deal with the Guardians this offseason and could serve as the backup catcher to Austin Hedges once activated.
CLEVELAND, OH