The expelotero Dominican David Big Papi Ortiz, who was shot on Sunday, is in stable condition after a surgery of six hours, according to the ESPN . Several versions indicate that Ortiz was shot in the back and the bullet went through the abdomen.
Big Papi Ortiz, 43, was operated and out of danger in stable condition, said his representative, Fernando Cuza.
For its part, the Red Sox team released a statement saying that “last night we learned of the incident in which David Ortiz was involved in the Dominican Republic, David’s family has confirmed that he suffered a bullet wound in the back / area. David is receiving treatment at the Abel Gonzalez Clinic in Santo Domingo, where he recovers from surgery, and we have offered David’s family all the resources to facilitate his recovery and we will continue to have him in our hearts. “
Leo López, Ortiz’s press advisor, informed ESPN that the excañonero underwent a six-hour operation, performed by three doctors, led by Dr. Abel González.
“The doctors say he is out of danger, but he is resting with the help of medication and will be in intensive care for the next 24 hours,” López said.
Two other people were also injured in the incident, including Jhoel López, a television presenter accompanying Ortiz, according to the director of the Dominican National Police, Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte.
According to Bautista, the suspect was captured by civilians near the scene. The defendant was identified as Eddy Feliz Garcia, according to the spokesman of the authorities, Colonel Frank Durán Mejía.
Ortiz hit 541 homers in his Major League career and led the Red Sox in three World Series titles (2004, 2007 and 2013) before retiring after the 2016 season.
UPDATED: 8:00 PM EST The Boston Red Sox have confirmed that they have sent a private plane to the Dominican Republic to transport David “Big Papi” and his family back to Boston for further medical treatment.