David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic tonight.
According to ESPN's Enrique Rojas, Ortiz was hospitalized after being shot at an amusement center. Ortiz's father, Leo, confirmed the hospitalization to Rojas.
"They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred," Leo Ortiz told ESPN.
.@Enrique_Rojas1 spoke to David Ortiz's father after learning that he was shot in a burglary attempt in the DR: "They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred."— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 10, 2019
But the news took a turn for the better after surgery, as Ortiz's father told Dionisio Soldevila, a local journalist, that his son was believed to make a full recovery.
"David Ortiz's father says David is already at rest, there were no affected organs and total recovery is expected," Soldevila's tweet said (via translation).
Padre de David Ortiz dice que David ya esta en reposo, no hubo organos afectados y se espera recuperación total.— Dionisio Soldevila (@dSoldevila) June 10, 2019
Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez offered reassuring news a few minutes beforehand, saying his close friend was "out of danger."
I’m at peace knowing you out of danger; you a strong man Compai, can’t wait to hear your voice. My thoughts and prayers are with you, see you soon. Me siento tranquilo de saber que estás fuera de peligro, usted es fuerte Compai, ya quiero oírle la voz. Orando, nos vemos pronto pic.twitter.com/jdSnNsM7eI— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) June 10, 2019
The Red Sox told the Eagle-Tribune they had no comment as of 11:00 PM.
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Chris Mason is a Red Sox beat writer for the Eagle-Tribune and CNHI Sports Boston. Email him at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter at @ByChrisMason