David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic

  
Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  10 comments

David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred.”

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Multiple people, including ESPN’s Enrique Rojas and Marly Rivera, are reporting that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the leg and hospitalized in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Ortiz’s father said to Rojas, “They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred.”

Initial reports said that the incident occurred during a robbery attempt, but early this morning police in the Dominican Republic said that was not the case. Rather, alleged video of the incident shows a man walking up to Ortiz in a bar, aiming at him at almost point blank and firing the gun with no apparent attempt to rob him. Obviously more details will come out soon.

John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston points out that the updated story from CDN 37 of the Dominican Republic says that Ortiz was shot in the back and the bullet exited through his stomach. According to Dionisio Soldevila, the chief of police said that Ortiz is in stable condition, which is great to hear.

The Boston Red Sox released the following statement early this morning:



“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. David is being treated at Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery. We have offered David’s family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts.”



The 43-year-old retired from baseball after the 2016 season, ending a 20-year career in which he won three World Series, earned seven Silver Slugger Awards, and made the All-Star team 10 times. Between the Twins and Red Sox, Ortiz hit .286/.380/.552 with 541 home runs and 1,768 RBI.

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UPDATE: Here’s the latest on Ortiz’s condition:

This is the last information we have on David Ortiz’s condition. He’s currently in intensive care, where he will remain for at least the next 24 hours. It’s worth noting that he’s reported to be in stable condition.....Marly Rivera

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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Ortiz is absolutely loved by his fans in Boston


 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
1.1  Goodtime Charlie  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

Ortiz was my favorite Red Sox, I loved when he made Yankee fans cry during the 2004 playoffs when he had 3 home runs and 11 RBI's

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Goodtime Charlie @1.1    2 weeks ago

He was a big part of those Red Sox teams that restored the former luster of one of Baseball's iconic teams. As you correctly point out, it all started in 2004.

 
 
 
Sparty On
2  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

Awww not big poppy.   Hope he is okay.

I was in the DR about 5 years ago.   In an all inclusive resort near the place where all those people have been dying of respiratory failure lately.   The resorts where i was were like compounds that were patrolled 24/7 by armed guards.   And i'm not talking cops with handguns.   I'm talking full battle rattle, automatic rifles, the works.   Not the most comfortable situation for vacation.

I enjoyed my time there but couldn't help always being cognizant of that.    No desire to go back for that reason.   Great place to visit but not worth dying for.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
2.1  MonsterMash  replied to  Sparty On @2    2 weeks ago
Awww not big poppy.  

Nope, not big poppy, Ortiz is known as "Big Papi".

This sounds more like a deliberate attempt to murder Ortiz than a robbery gone bad.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    2 weeks ago

Super weird. If this was intentional - and assuming the shooter didn't know him personally - what possible beef could someone have with this guy? Crazed Yankee fan?

 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
3.1  Goodtime Charlie  replied to  Tacos! @3    2 weeks ago
assuming the shooter didn't know him personally - what possible beef could someone have with this guy?

Sounds like someone for whatever reason put a contract out on Ortiz.

 
 
 
MrFrost
4  MrFrost    2 weeks ago
was shot in the leg

Couple of news sources said he was shot in the back and the bullet exited or was lodged in his stomach. Video of the shooting. 

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

The latest report is that Papi had his gallbladder removed and part of his intestine. He also has damage to his liver.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/former-red-sox-slugger-david-ortiz-shot-ambush-dominican-republic-n1015616

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Retired Red Sox player David Ortiz landed in Boston in an air ambulance Monday night after a targeted shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo forced doctors in his home nation of the Dominican Republic to remove his gallbladder and part of his intestine.

Ortiz, 43, arrived in Boston around 10:30 p.m. after the Red Sox sent a plane to transport him to Massachusetts General Hospital. The former MLB player known best by the nickname “Big Papi” was shot at close range in the torso Sunday night at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/david-big-papi-ortiz-arrives-to-boston-for-treatment-after-being-shot-in-a-bar-in-the-dominican-republic

 
 
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