Red Sox legend David Ortiz is finally released from hospital almost seven weeks after being shot in an empty spot in a bar in the Dominican Republic
- Ortiz was shot on June 9 while in a nightclub in Santo Domingo. He had emergency surgery that night and was flown to Massachusetts
- In total he has undergone three surgeries to treat his wounds and the resulting complications, a test that lasted almost 50 days
- But finally, from Friday Ortiz got everything free from doctors to continue his recovery from home
- So far, police in the Dominican Republic have arrested 14 people in connection with the shooting, including the suspected shooter
Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was finally released from the hospital nearly 50 days after he was shot in the Dominican Republic.
Known by fans like & # 39; Big Papi & # 39 ;, 43-year-old Ortiz was shot on June 9 while in a nightclub in Santo Domingo. He had emergency surgery that night and was flown by air ambulance to the Massachusetts General Hospital the next day.
In total he has undergone three operations to treat his wounds and the resulting complications of the bundled murder.
But finally, from Friday Ortiz got everything free from doctors to continue his recovery from home.
"David has been home since Friday," a family source told ESPN. "At home he is assisted by full-time nurses and he is regularly visited by his personal doctor. He will continue to undergo all treatment and rehabilitation needed to recover from his recent injuries and operations. & # 39;
Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was finally released from the hospital nearly 50 days after he was shot in the Dominican Republic
Ortiz was shot in a bar in the Dominican Republic last month. Dominican police said he was mistaken for another man, TV presenter David Fernandez (right), who was in the club with him that evening (photo)
Ortiz was shot last month in a scoreless position in a bar in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican police said he was mistaken for another man who was with him in the club.
Police say a suspected drug dealer offered to pay $ 30,000 for the shooting, and added that Ortiz was not the target victim.
So far, police in the Dominican Republic have arrested 14 people in connection with the shooting, including the suspected shooter. The investigation continues.
National police spokesman Frank Félix Duran Mejía told a news conference on June 30 that the alleged brain attack had so far paid only $ 10,000 to people hired to arrange the murder of Sixto David Fernández, his cousin.
Duran Mejía said Victor Hugo Gómez Vasquez feared that Fernández would tell the police about his presence in the Dominican Republic and blamed the cousin for an earlier arrest.
Gómez Vasquez has denied trying to kill Fernández or Ortiz.
All in all, he has undergone three operations to treat his wounds and the resulting complications of the failed murder
Ortiz ended his 20-year big league career in 2016 when he earned the last of his 10 all-star games.
The left-handed man won seven Silver Slugger prizes in his career and he hit 541 home runs with 1,768 RBI's in 2,408 games in the majors.
Ortiz started his Major League career by playing six seasons for the Minnesota Twins (1997-2002), but his career flourished after joining the Red Sox.
His post-season heroism helped Boston capture the first World Series title in 86 years in 2004, when he was the most valuable player in the American League Championship Series when the Red Sox ran a 3-0 series deficit for the New York Yankees in seven won the competitions.
He also helped win the Red Sox championships in 2007 and 2013, and captured World Series MVP awards in the final season.
Suspects related to the shooting of the former Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The police identify the men as, top row from the left, Rolfy Ferreyra, who is identified as the shooter, Joel Rodriguez Cruz, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia. Lower row from the left, Polfirio Allende Dechamps Vazquez, Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase and Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela
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