Still looking for his first extra-base hit, Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero came into the game 4-15 in six games this spring.
He’s in the mix for the starting second base position with the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing a four-year deal in October. Guerrero had to make the adjustment from being a natural shortstop to a second baseman, but was expected to be able to come in and hit major league pitching.
In the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ game against the Cincinnati Reds, Guerrero finally got that extra-base hit in the form of a grand slam over the left field wall off left-hander Jeff Francis. The 27-year-old got a hanging breaking ball and immediately knew it was a home run.
The inning began with consecutive singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Juan Uribe, before Joc Pederson walked to load the bases. With a 1-1 count, Guerrero announced his presence with the Dodgers with the deep fly that gave the Dodgers a 4-2 lead.
See the GIF of Guerrero’s grand slam below: