Manager David Bell said Maile, who caught the first 18 big league starts for Saturday’s pitcher, Andrew Abbott, was able to catch but felt soreness trying to swing a bat. Maile was expected to undergo X-rays Saturday.
Maile scored on Jonathan India’s two-run homer and finished the game behind the plate in the Reds’ 5-3 victory on Friday.
Maile was slated to bat eighth Saturday but was replaced by Tyler Stephenson, who hit fifth. Christian Encarnacion-Strand, making his first big league start at third base, was moved from fifth to seventh, while fellow rookie Elly De La Cruz dropped a slot to eighth.
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