The Los Angeles Dodgers may be having a slightly down year compared to what they were able to accomplish over the past several years, but they remain right in the thick of the postseason race with just over three months to go in the season.
One of their key offseason acquisitions has paid dividends for them this season.
Over the winter, they signed veteran slugger J.D. Martinez to a one-year, $10 million contract.
The 35-year-old is hitting .258 with 18 home runs, 51 RBI, and an OPS of .883.
Last night, the Dodgers veteran slugger accomplished an important feat.
He hit his 300th career home run as the Dodgers took down the Colorado Rockies by a final score of 5-0.
On Twitter, MLB posted a cool graphic featuring Martinez to celebrate his major accomplishment.
Just 300 Dingers. 💪 pic.twitter.com/9LZOoCkY7i
— MLB (@MLB) June 28, 2023
Martinez made his Major League debut back in 2011 with the Houston Astros.
He joined the Detroit Tigers in 2014 and became a reliable middle-of-the-order bat before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Martinez was most recently with the Boston Red Sox.
Over the course of his career, Martinez has been a Silver Slugger three times and has also earned five All-Star nods.
He even won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2018.
His best season to date came in 2018 when he hit 43 home runs and drove in 130 while hitting for a .330 average.
Though in latter stages of his career, Martinez has proven to be a reliable power bat for the Dodgers.
His power was on full display on Tuesday as the Dodgers defeated the Rockies and he accomplished a truly remarkable feat.NEXT: A Future Dodgers Star Is Set To Showcase His Talents