WATCH: JD Martinez blasts his 1st home run as a member of the Diamondbacks

Posted at 9:30 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 01:10:29-04

Last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a major move by trading for Detroit Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez -- but the 29-year-old outfielder's career with the D-backs got off to a rocky start, as he was hit in the hand with a pitch in his first game with the team, causing him to miss Arizona's next several games.

Martinez's second start with the D-backs -- and his first start in Arizona -- went a little bit better.

In the sixth inning of the D-backs' game vs. the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday night, Martinez clobbered this ball 427 feet to center field to pad Arizona's lead. It was his 17th homer of the season and his first as a member of the D-backs. 

The D-backs, who went on to beat the Braves 10-2, hope for many more shots like that from Martinez the rest of the way as they continue to push for their first playoff appearance since 2011.