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SportRed Sox bringing David Ortiz back to Boston after shooting

03:40  11 june  2019
03:40  11 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, report says

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, report says The former Red Sox star was shot and wounded at an amusement center in the Dominican Republic, according to an ESPN report.

David Ortiz enters the Red Sox dugout after batting practice before the team's 2016 home-opener at Fenway Park. –Maddie Meyer / Getty Images. The bullet hit Ortiz in the lower back , exiting through his abdomen and hitting a companion in the leg. The 43-year-old slugger was then rushed to a local

Leo Ortiz , father of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz (Big Papi), talks to the press outside the clinic where his son is being treated after being shot CBS Boston : David Ortiz Recovering After Being Shot In Ambush At Dominican Republic Bar. The suspect was allegedly captured and beaten

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The Red Sox have sent a plane to the Dominican Republic to bring David Ortiz back to Boston after he was shot Sunday.

The former Red Sox slugger — a 10-time MLB All-Star and three-time World Series champion — was wounded in the "lower back/abdominal region" in Santo Domingo.

Ortiz underwent a six-hour operation — his media assistant Leo Lopez told ESPN — and the Red Sox confirmed they organized his transportation so the 43-year-old can continue his recovery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

"Right now, the club's exclusive focus is on David's health and well-being," Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy told reporters Monday. "And we're doing everything we can to get David back to Boston as soon as possible."

David Ortiz shooting brings well-wishes, support from players

David Ortiz shooting brings well-wishes, support from players The former Red Sox star is reportedly in stable condition after being shot in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night.

The Red Sox released a statement early Monday morning on David Ortiz ’s condition. “Late last night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. David ’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back /abdominal region.

The Boston Red Sox , contacted by another reporter, did not know about the shooting or have any details about Ortiz ’s condition. The Dominican news outlet CDN 37 reported that a suspect was in custody, but there was no name yet released. News of David Ortiz ’s shooting spread quickly across

"David Ortiz is probably the most beloved and one of the most important players in our history, leading us to multiple World Series championships, and an active member in the community," Kennedy added.

"I would be hard-pressed to think of anyone more beloved than David. It's a very difficult day for the organization.

"I love David Ortiz. We all love David Ortiz. So telling my kids last night what had happened was very difficult. It's hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox. When you love someone and they come in harm's way, it's jarring. But you have to put those emotions aside and focus on what’s necessary."

Red Sox legend David Ortiz moves out of intensive care as he recovers from shooting.
Ortiz, 43, was at a Santo Domingo bar in his native Dominican Republic the night of June 9 when a suspect shot him at close range. Thus far, 11 people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. MORE: Giancarlo Stanton finally dents RBI column in injury-plagued season | Rangers’ Nomar Mazara launches 505-foot home run to tie longest in Statcast era | Albert Pujols makes emotional return to St. Louis The retired Red Sox star had been listed in "guarded" condition but was upgraded to "good" condition last week.

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