David Ortiz: Baseball Legend Shot in the Dominican Republic

David Ortiz, the former Boston Red Sox star known as Big Papi, was shot at a club Sunday in the Dominican Republic, but is reportedly doing “fine” after undergoing surgery.

Ortiz’s father, Leo, told reporters that the bullet missed major organs and that Ortiz is resting and is expected to recover.

The former Boston slugger was shot by a man at close range just before 9 p.m. local time in a club in Santo Domingo. The suspected gunman was caught by a crowd of people at the bar and beaten. Police plan to question the man after he undergoes medical treatment. (ESPN)

Hot Takes:

  • Glad he’s alright. Big Papi’s popularity extends far beyond Boston.
  • Police and Ortiz’s family have no idea why Papi was targeted.
  • Two other people were also wounded in the attack.