FILE PHOTO: Mar 3, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox former participant David Ortiz (pink hat) walks on the sector previous to the sport between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports -/File Photo
(Reuters) – Retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care and was in good situation, his spouse stated in an announcement on Saturday, practically two weeks after he was shot within the Dominican Republic and moved to a Boston hospital.
“David was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He stays in good situation and continues to get well underneath the care of Drs. David King and Larry Rondan,” Tiffany Ortiz stated in an announcement issued by the Red Sox.
The bullet entered his again and exited by his stomach, Ortiz’s father informed reporters. Conflicting media stories have supplied various particulars about which inside organs had been broken.
Ortiz, nicely referred to as “Big Papi,” was shot whereas seated at an open-air nightclub within the capital of his native nation. Dominican authorities have since concluded that Ortiz was not the goal of the assault and the shooter meant to kill someone else – a good friend of Ortiz, recognized as Sixto David Fernandez.
Television host Jhoel Lopez was additionally wounded within the taking pictures.
Several arrests have been made within the case.
Ortiz, 43, is broadly revered in Boston for serving to the Red Sox win three World Series championships, together with the memorable 2004 title that broke an 86-year drought for the membership.
He retired after the 2016 season whereas nonetheless among the best hitters within the recreation, making the Major League Baseball All-Star workforce that season whereas main the league in a number of statistical classes.
Reporting by Daniel Trotta, enhancing by G Crosse