Nelson Cruz became the first player/GM to hit a home run during the Dominican Republic’s exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, per Hector Gomez. Although the stats don’t count from the contest, Cruz’s homer was still impressive to say the least.

Cruz signed with the San Diego Padres in free agency. He clearly still has plenty of thump left in his bat and will provide pop for San Diego. However, his first order of business is to lead the Dominican Republic to a deep World Baseball Classic run.

Nelson Cruz recently discussed his GM role, per Phil Miller of the Star Tribune.