Edwin Encarnacion got a cortisone shot for his ailing left shoulder, out Sunday afternoon

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Edwin Encarnacion made an early exit from Saturday’s game against the Astros and he is not in the Blue Jays’ starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale. Here’s the reason …

Encarnacion should avoid the disabled list, but it’s probably going to be a few days before he can swing a bat without discomfort. Toronto kicks off a three-game set with the visiting Marlins on Monday evening.

Encarnacion has tallied 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 55 games this season for the Blue Jays, but that has come with a relatively disappointing .749 OPS. He’s put up a .900 OPS or better in three straight years.

Braves sign reliever Will Smith to three-year, $39 million contract

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The Braves announced on Thursday that the club has inked lefty reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $39 million contract with a club option for the 2023 season worth $13 million. Smith received a qualifying offer worth $17.8 million from the Giants, so he opted for a lower average annual value for a longer contract.

Smith, 30, was an All-Star last season with the Giants, finishing with 34 saves, a 2.76 ERA, and a 96/21 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings. Across parts of seven seasons in the majors, he has a 3.53 ERA.

Smith, the top free agent left-handed reliever, will join a strong Braves bullpen which already includes Mark Melancon, Shane Greene, and Sean Newcomb.