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Rocco Baldelli played hero and reunited a lost dog with her owner

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Rocco Baldelli already holds a special place in Rays fans hearts for his spirited play with the club in the early-2000s before injuries brought his career to a premature end. Now on the team's coaching staff, Baldelli may have just wriggled a little deeper into club lore after playing hero to a lost dog. 

The former outfielder spotted the spotted pup in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night and quickly put out the alert:

The word was spread. The magic of social media quickly connected Baldelli with the owner: 

There was no mistaking the familial resemblance when Baldelli arrived to return the dog to the owner. Charlotte was home:

It's almost as if Rays players attract strays. New Orioles pitcher Alex Cobb was a Tampa Bay player when he adopted his stray, Oscar.