Several former players sent David Ortiz well wishes after he was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
Former Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. It was reported that Ortiz underwent surgery and was in stable condition following the incident, but as the situation unfolded, the baseball world held its collective breath.
Ortiz's father told reporters that none of the former All-Star's organs were compromised in the incident.
An investigation into the shooting is underway. Local authorities released a statement saying that they do not believe the motive was robbery. The suspect in the shooting was beaten by onlookers before he was taken to the hospital for treatment, Once he was released by the hospital, he was taken into police custody.
Several MLB players, both former and present, took to social media to extend well wishes to Ortiz.
Pull thru Big Papi🙏🏾. Dang what a world we live in😔— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 10, 2019
Prayers up Big Papi 🙏🏻— Sam Travis (@DoctorChill6) June 10, 2019
Big papi 🙏— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) June 10, 2019