The Dominican Jeremy Peña, 24 years old, took the baton left by Carlos Correa in the Houston Astros and in less than a month the absence of the Puerto Rican is being forgotten.
In Sunday's game, in the bottom of the tenth inning, Peña hit a two-run home run to leave the Toronto Blue Jays on the field (8-7).
According to Baseball Savant, the young ballplayer's connection posted an exit speed of 106.8 miles per hour and traveled 425 feet inside Minute Maid Park.
Thanks to Peña, the Astros reached seven wins and are one away from matching his mark (7-8).
In the nascent season of the Major Leagues, the native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is batting .260 product of 10 hits in 50 at-bats. Additionally, he has three home runs and six RBIs.
After 7 years in Houston, Carlos Correa signed a contract with Minnesota for 105.3 million dollars for the next three seasons.
In his official presentation, the 27-year-old shortstop said he wants to lead a "dynasty" in Minnesota.
Despite arriving with great optimism and registering an excellent spring field, the Puerto Rican has a slow start to the campaign.
After three weeks of harvesting, Correa is barely batting .192, with one home run and three RBIs.