Alex Rodriguez And Team Bat Dog Have The Cutest Reunion

A-Rod feels the paws-itive effect.

Now we know the real reason for Alex Rodriguez doing his rehab stint with the Yankees' Trenton Thunder farm squad: the team's adorable bat dogs!

On Wednesday Rodriguez shared a photo of him with Derby during a 2013 rehab stint:

But superstar and pooch were reunited this week when A-Rod played two games with the Thunder.

Here's Derby in action before an A-Rod at-bat Wednesday against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats:

 The Thunder also posted this photo from Wednesday's game:

The Thunder also employs Derby's son Rookie as a bat dog. Derby's dad, Chase, fetched bats for the team, between 2002 and 2013, ESPN noted.

The dogs might have a paws-itive effect on A-Rod, who was expected to return to the Yankees Thursday after a hamstring injury. He hit a two-run home run Wednesday, his third with the minor league club, the Thunder's YouTube channel noted.



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