Leo Ortiz, speaking outside the Abel Gonzalez clinic, says he has no idea why someone would have shot at his son. A spokesperson for the Dominican Republic National Police (DRNP) told CNN that Ortiz is now in stable condition and "out of danger".
The Red Sox retired his number, 34, in 2017, and Boston renamed a bridge and a stretch of road outside Fenway Park in his honor. Ortiz was attacked while at a club, and the suspect is reportedly now in police custody. Garcia was injured by other clubgoers after the shooting and was treated for his wounds before being transferred to police.
The 10-time All-Star won three World Series and spent 14 of his 20 Major League Baseball seasons with Boston.
López was shot in the leg and his wounds were not life-threatening, said his wife, Liza Blanco, who is also a TV host. " "Big Papi" (David Ortiz's nickname) will be around for a long time".
Leo Ortiz says he got a phone call alerting him to the shooting and wasn't given details on his son's condition or what hospital he was taken to. While Ortiz's major league career began with the Minnesota Twins, he is best known for his 14 seasons in Boston as the Red Sox's designated hitter.
"David's family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region", said a statement from the Red Sox. The Dominican Republic National Police confirmed the news and a suspect is now in custody.
In 2004, he helped the Red Sox to their first championship since 1918, ending the so-called "Curse of the Bambino". The Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital are working together to facilitate the move, a team source told Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe on Monday. He was named World Series MVP in 2013.
It is not known how many people were injured in the robbery at this time.
He finished his career with 541 career home runs, 17th all-time, and was eighth all-time in extra-base hits (1,192) and 12th all-time in doubles (632).