David Ortiz shooting brings well-wishes, support from players

first_imgAs news spread that former Red Sox star David Ortiz had been shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, the baseball world turned to social media to support the player affectionately known as “Big Papi.”According to CNN, Ortiz was shot in the back “by a motorcyclist who approached Ortiz directly.”  The local chief of police told Dionisio Soldevila, a reporter from the Dominican Republic, that Ortiz was in stable condition. Ortiz was taken into surgery and told doctors “please don’t let me die. I’m a good man,” according to Soldevila.CNN reported that police have detained multiple people in connection with the shooting.Ortiz, who retired in 2016, was born in Santo Domingo, where the incident took place. The 10-time All-Star won three World Series and spent fourteen of his 20 MLB seasons with Boston. His friendly demeanor made him extremely popular with fans, players and coaches from other teams. Here’s a sampling of some of the well-wishes posted to Twitter for Ortiz on Sunday night.Our thoughts are with David Ortiz, who is reportedly hospitalized after being shot in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, per @Enrique_Rojas1 . pic.twitter.com/IH3Qjxn0BT— MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2019I’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, 2019Thoughts and prayers going out to @davidortiz … 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) June 10, 2019Keeping @davidortiz in my prayers. God willing he will be okay and recover quick. 🙏🏻🙏🏻— Gleyber Torres (@TorresGleyber) June 10, 2019Praying for Big Papi. Oraciones con @davidortiz . Fuerza Big Papi. 🙏🏾— Kenley Jansen (@kenleyjansen74) June 10, 2019Prayers up for my bro @davidortiz man. One of the best human beings I’ve ever met. Hate seeing that. Hoping for the best! 🙏🏾— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) June 10, 2019Anxiously waiting for more news. In the meantime, only prayers for @davidortiz , Tiffany and their family. https://t.co/IlE2v4g38t— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 10, 2019Papi defines Boston Strong… get well soon my friend!!! pic.twitter.com/QFFJ4nvQnU— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 10, 2019last_img read more