Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/9/12

Sunday really was B.J. Upton’s day. The Rays center fielder went nuts with three home runs against the Rangers, and then his lost wallet was returned after a fan contacted him over Twitter.

A man named Brent Sutton happened to find Upton’s wallet and reached out to the center fielder over Twitter to notify him:

@bjupton2 I found your wallet. Hit me back and we can find a way to get it to you.

— Brent Sutton (@Brent813) September 9, 2012

Upton must have seen the tweet and figured things out because he later summarized what took place:

Wallet fell out of my truck and was found on the street- @brent813 tweeted and returned it- twitter isnt all bad Thanks again Brent #goodday

— BJ Upton (@BJUPTON2) September 10, 2012

After the fan generously reached out to him and returned the wallet, Upton wasn’t about to let him go empty-handed. He gave Sutton a bat as a thank you:

After receiving the gift, the fan called Upton a “super nice guy and a monster on the diamond.”

Twitter: good for more than just athlete meltdowns and getting players suspended.

H/T Richard Deitsch

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