Boston Pink Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez lamented the truth that David Ortiz was shot of their native Dominican Republic, calling the incident an “worldwide disgrace.”
Nunez, who’s mates with Ortiz and shares an agent with the previous Pink Sox star, informed ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he spoke with Ortiz on the telephone Tuesday, lower than two days after the capturing at a membership in Santo Domingo.
Though Nunez mentioned he was blissful to listen to that Ortiz is recovering, he mentioned Dominican gamers really feel “embarrassed” “legend” like Ortiz was shot of their homeland.
“Simply fascinated by the truth that this occurred to him within the Dominican Republic, it’s unimaginable,” Nunez informed Rivera on Wednesday. “For us, as Dominican gamers, it is a very unhealthy picture. It’s a world disgrace.
“We really feel very embarrassed about what occurred to him as a result of he’s a legend from our homeland, and this occurred to him in our homeland.”
Nunez mentioned he was blissful to have the chance to talk to Ortiz.
“I am more than happy that he is already recovering. … [Ortiz] mentioned to me, ‘How are you, homie? How are you doing?'” Nunez mentioned. “I replied, ‘Hey, it isn’t about how am I doing, it is about the way you’re doing! You inform me!’
“It was only a transient greeting, but it surely felt good to have the chance to speak to him over the telephone.”
Ortiz’s spouse, Tiffany, introduced earlier Wednesday that Ortiz will stay within the intensive care unit at Boston’s Massachusetts Common Hospital “for the approaching days.”
Ortiz underwent emergency surgical procedure Sunday evening within the Dominican Republic to restore harm to his intestines and his liver. He was stabilized after which flown to Boston and brought to Mass Common, the place a second surgical procedure was carried out late Monday evening.
Authorities say Ortiz was ambushed by a person who received off a bike and shot him within the again at almost point-blank vary round eight:50 p.m. native time on the Dial Bar and Lounge.
Police have two folks in custody, the suspected shooter and the suspected driver of the motorbike, a supply near the investigation informed ESPN Deportes. A spokeswoman for the nationwide prosecutor’s workplace confirmed to reporters by way of WhatsApp second arrest had been made however declined to supply additional particulars.
Nunez, who spoke with Rivera earlier than Boston’s recreation Wednesday afternoon towards the Texas Rangers, referred to as Ortiz a “very particular particular person” for all Dominican gamers.
“I really feel horrible,” Nunez mentioned. “He’s a world determine, an icon of our sport. He is somebody who’s opened so many doorways for youthful Dominican gamers and Latinos generally. He all the time advocates for the very best for the Dominican Republic. For younger Latinos, he is all the time there providing you recommendation. He is a really particular particular person for all of us.”