David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

  • FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz encourages the crowd from the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians in Boston. Former Boston Red Sox slugger Ortiz was shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic, his father told ESPN on Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Elise Amendola

Associated Press
Published: 6/9/2019 11:32:04 PM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The father of David Ortiz says the former Boston Red Sox slugger has been shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic.

Leo Ortiz told ESPN.com on Sunday night that Ortiz was shot while at an entertainment center in Santo Domingo.

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.

Dominican TV station CDN 37 reported that Ortiz was shot in the leg.

The 43-year-old hit 541 homers in 20 major league seasons, including 14 with the Red Sox. He helped lead Boston to three World Series titles and retired after the 2016 season. He was a 10-time All-Star and twice the World Series MVP, in 2004 and 2013.


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