Outdated Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is in trusty situation getting better from a gunshot injure he suffered on Sunday within the Dominican Republic.
A Dominican National Police spokesman confirmed that Ortiz became once shot within the again at a evening membership in Santo Domingo when a motorcyclist approached him straight. In an announcement early Monday morning, the Red Sox said Ortiz “sustained a gunshot injure to the decrease again/abdomen situation” and “is getting better after surgical treatment” at a Santo Domingo clinical institution.
“We derive supplied David’s household all readily available resources to help in his recovery and would possibly perhaps well perchance furthermore just continue to again them in our hearts,” the Red Sox statement said.
Graphic surveillance video of the shooting, received by Dominican TV situation CDN37, reveals Ortiz shot from within the again of as he sits within the bar role of the restaurant. Other guests disperse as Ortiz reels in his chair.
CDN37 reports Eddy Feliz Garcia, 23, became once later arrested on suspicion of shooting Ortiz.
Outdated Red Sox teammate Pedro Martinez wrote on Twitter he became once “at peace gleaming” Ortiz became once “out of hazard.”
I’m at peace gleaming you out of hazard; you a trusty man Compai, can’t wait to listen to your disclose. My thoughts and prayers are with you, look you quickly.
Me siento tranquilo de saber que estás fuera de peligro, usted es fuerte Compai, ya quiero oírle la voz. Orando, nos vemos pronto pic.twitter.com/jdSnNsM7eI
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) June 10, 2019
Television host Jhoel Lopez, who posed next to Ortiz in a portray posted to Lopez’s Instagram story earlier Sunday, became once shot within the leg, per Dominican newspaper Listín Diario.
Ortiz became once a ten-time All-Giant name and three-time World Sequence champion with the Red Sox. He hit 541 career home runs over his 20-365 days career, 483 of them with Boston, before retiring at the terminate of the 2016 season.
He became once with out a doubt one of many gigantic playoff performers of his generation — hitting 17 postseason home runs in Eighty five games and winning the World Sequence MVP award in 2013.
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