Former Rays pitcher David Price's iconic dog 'Astro' passes away

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 12:05:28-04

David Price is one of the best pitchers the Tampa Bay Rays have ever had. Price was a fan favorite, but just as popular was his faithful sidekick 'Astro.'

The French bulldog frequently made appearances at the ballpark and across the pitcher's social media platforms.

But Wednesday evening, Price tweeted out a sad update: Astro passed away.

"The amount of support we have received over the last 12 hours has been unreal!!" Price tweeted. "Love seeing all the pictures everyone has of him...we appreciate everyone’s kind words #ripastro."

Fans both of Price and the dog took to the comment section with some of their favorite Astro moments and photos:

RIP Astro, we'll miss you buddy.