Beloved David Ortiz stable after being shot in Dominican Republic

Beloved David Ortiz stable after being shot in Dominican Republic

Tiffany Ortiz stated Big Papi is "resting comfortably" after having a second surgery upon arriving in Boston on Monday. She said her husband is expected to remain in the ICU for the next several days.

"I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this incredibly hard time", Tiffany Ortiz's statement said.

Tiffany did not speak on that. Officials believe Lopez was injured by the same bullet that entered Ortiz, National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said, according to the Boston Herald.

Dr. Abel Gonzalez, who performed the surgery, said part of Ortiz's intestines and liver were removed.

Ortiz, who retired from baseball after the 2016 season, was hospitalized on Sunday after he was shot during a burglary attempt at an amusement center in his hometown of Santo Domingo.

She has also asked for privacy.

The Red Sox retired his number, 34, in 2017, and Boston renamed a bridge and a stretch of road outside Fenway Park in his honor.

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Accompanied by the medical team, the father of former Red Sox player David Ortiz, Leo Ortiz, speaks to the press, June 10, 2019, during a press conference at the clinic where David was admitted after being shot in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo when a gunman approached from behind and shot him at close range in the torso, authorities said.

The news of the shooting brought an outpouring of support on social media Monday morning, many of them remembering the role Ortiz played in helping the city to recover from the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Dominican Police identified the shooter as Eddy Feliz Garcia, 25, who witnesses claim climbed off a motorcycle and shot Ortiz from a short distance.

Police have not yet released the identity of the suspected gunman.

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. Investigators are still trying to determine the motivation behind the shooting.

The Red Sox held a moment of prayer for Ortiz prior to their home game Monday night against the Texas Rangers.

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