Ortiz is recovering after being shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday and is expected to be flown to Boston sometime Monday for further treatment.
The Boston Red Sox are sending their best wishes to David Ortiz, a former player whom team president and CEO Sam Kennedy called one of the most important and beloved in the team’s storied history.
The Red Sox sent a plane to the Dominican Republic on Monday to transport Ortiz, who was shot Sunday, to Boston for further medical treatment, Ortiz’s media assistant, Leo Lopez, told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas.
« I love David Ortiz; we all love David Ortiz. So telling my kids last night what had happened was really difficult. And I know the same holds true for everyone up here, for ownership, » Kennedy said at a news conference Monday. « It’s hard to express what David Ortiz means to the Boston Red Sox. »
Ortiz, 43, was shot at a club in Santo Domingo. A team of surgeons operated on Ortiz for six hours and removed part of his intestines and colon, as well as his gallbladder. Ortiz also suffered liver damage.
« I just hope that when he gets here, everything is fine, and we can see the big man again with us, and filling our room with joy, » Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.

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