Here’s what Terry Francona had to say about David Ortiz

Thursday, 13 Jun, 2019

Duran declined to elaborate on what the suspect told the police, or if he was the man seen in the video pulling the trigger. "Ortiz is now in intensive care, but considered stable".

At a baseball game in Boston yesterday, a fan holds a sign sending thought and prayers to former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was shot on Sunday.

Francona said he spoke on Tuesday with one of the doctors who is treating Ortiz.

Martinez played a major role in the Red Sox signing Ortiz before the 2003 season.

After a reported six hours of surgery - where doctor's had to remove part of Ortiz's intestines and colon and gallblader - the former slugger is now recovering in intensive care. "He is a superhero without a cape", Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday. Surgeons there operated for six hours to fix damage to his intestines and liver, also removing his gallbladder.

As of the most recent reports, Ortiz, a beloved figure in the Dominican Republic, in Boston, and across baseball, is reportedly in stable condition. A crowd of people managed to pull the driver off the motorcycle and beat him before police arrived.

Francona managed Ortiz with the Red Sox from 2004-11, a stretch that included two of the three World Series titles Ortiz won with Boston. He suffered a cranium contusion and trauma to his thorax, left knee and right leg, according to the Dominican Republic's National Health Service (h/t ESPN). He first underwent surgery at a hospital in the Dominican Republic, where "Big Papi" was born and raised.

Ortiz was shot Sunday night while seated in Dial Discotheque, a popular night club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The gunman has not been arrested, and police say they do not yet have a motive. "But I'm so disappointed to know that someone like David, who saved so many lives, can have someone after his life".

Ortiz ended his 20-year big league career in 2016, when he earned the last of his 10 All-Star appearances.