UPDATE #4 (12:52 p.m. ET): Ortiz’s father offered an update that David is resting following surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, which Ortiz’s agent also confirmed.
UPDATE #3 (11:36 p.m. ET): According to CDN 37, one of the doctors at the clinic told reporters Ortiz was “out of danger.”
UPDATE #2 (11:10 p.m. ET): Marly Rivera of ESPN offered an update on where Ortiz was taken and he is reportedly in surgery.
UPDATE #1 (10:53 p.m. ET): Dominican police offered reporters updates and clarifications on David Ortiz’s status after he was shot once in the back at a club in Santo Domingo, saying the star is in stable condition.
Red Sox legend David Ortiz was reportedly shot in a burglary attempt in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, per multiple outlets including CDN 37. Additionally, Enrique Rojas of ESPN spoke with Ortiz’s father regarding the incident.
CDN reports he was shot in the back. The reported incident occurred outside an amusement center in Santo Domingo. According to Ortiz’s father, he was taken to a medical center after being shot, but there are no confirmed reports of his health status following being shot or where he was taken.
Ortiz was a 10-time All-Star with the Red Sox, helping lead them to three championships, including the 2004 World Series as a key member of the team that snapped the Curse of the Bambino. Big Papi is as beloved a figure in Boston sports as any thanks to his gregarious personality and presence as one of the all-time great designated hitters in MLB history. In his career he hit 541 home runs, which is 17th all-time in MLB, and is 22nd all-time with 1,768 RBIs.
We continue to wait on an official update on Ortiz’s health status and will update this post as more information becomes available.