Yasmany Tomas recorded his first Major League hit on Sunday afternoon as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants.
Tomas signed a six-year, $68.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks after defecting from Cuba. He was called up last week, but has only recorded four at-bats and played one inning at first base.
"He's on a certain program that we think is going to help him in his progression to being an everyday player," Chip Hale said. "People are having a hard time believing it because he's not getting at-bats every day, which is hard. But he's doing [work] offensively with our hitting coaches and then the strength coach; they're really working hard to get him to where we think he needs to be to be an everyday player."
Tomas has been getting extra work in the cage with hitting coach Turner Ward, and Dave McKay has worked with him on his outfield play.