ESPN And ESPN Deportes Providing Comprehensive, Bilingual Coverage Of David Ortiz Story

Elias Hubbard
June 12, 2019

Doctors approved Ortiz's transfer to Boston on a plane sent to the Dominican Republic by the Red Sox. Ortiz also sustained liver damage, Lopez added. "Big Papi will be around for a long time".

Police have said the operator of the motorcycle carrying the assailant was captured and beaten by a crowd at the bar.

Translation: The emergency doctor says that David Ortiz said "Please Don't let me die, I'm a good man". He was treated at the Dario Contreras Hospital in Santo Domingo before being released to police custody.

"If we had known that there was a risky situation, he would not have been there at that time", Ortiz's rep said.

Another one of Ortiz's former Red Sox teammates, Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, who also hails from the Dominican Republic, broke down in tears while talking about Ortiz on Monday night during a broadcast on the MLB Network. Lopez suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was struck in the leg, apparently by the same bullet that hit Ortiz. "We ask for privacy as David works towards recovery".

After rumors circulated on social media and in news reports that a Dominican police officer had been involved in the shooting, the Dominican National Police took the step of issuing a statement saying those reports were "categorically" false. Fans responded to the shooting with an outpouring of prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Former President Barack Obama, a White Sox fan, tweeted, "Get well soon, Papi", alongside a photo of him getting a personalized Red Sox shirt from the slugger when the team visited the White House in 2014.

Ortiz, who retired after the 2016 season and lives at least part of the year in the Dominican Republic, is often seen getting his cars washed and hanging out with friends, including other baseball players, artists and entertainers. A 10-time All Star, he spent 14 years with the Red Sox and, in 2004, helped the club win their first World Series since 1918.

Ortiz began his major league career by playing six seasons for the Minnesota Twins (1997-2002), but his career blossomed after he joined the Red Sox. He was named World Series Most Valuable Player for his performance against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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