The Tampa Bay Rays lost another player on the waiver wire. After losing Nick Franklin to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday, the Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Luke Maile off of waivers.
The Rays designated Maile for assignment on Opening Day as they needed a roster spot to add Peter Bourjos to the active roster.
Luke Maile made his major league debut during the 2015 season as he was added to club when rosters expanded. Originally drafted in the 8th round of the 2012 draft, Maile made it to the majors fairly quickly. Last year with the Rays, he split the majority of the catching duties with Bobby Wilson and Curt Casali, but never really impressed much during that stint. So far over his brief major league career, he has a wRC+ of 50 over just 57 games.
Entering spring training, Luke Maile had a good shot at cracking the Opening Day roster, but with the emergence of Jesus Sucre and the surprising addition of Derek Norris, Maile suddenly didn’t even have place left in the Rays organization leading to him being designated for assignment.
Luke Maile will report to Triple-A Buffalo for the Blue Jays, who will play their first game on Saturday.