The expelotero Dominican of Major Leagues and star of the National Hall of Fame of Coopertown David Ortiz, “Big Papi”, was this Sunday wounded of bullet during a confused incident happened in the Avenue Venezuela, Santo Domingo East, in which also it was hurt the communicator Jhoel López.
After the incident, the director of the National Police, Major General Ney Aldrin Bautista, went to the Abel Gonzalez Clinic in the capital, where the player receives health care, and told the press that, at the moment “we can not boast absolutely anything , all we can say now are conjectures. “
A doctor from the health center of the team that is taking care of him, Abel González, told the press that the former sports player is “stable” and that the surgical procedure to be performed will last an hour and a half.
Social networks circulate images of a man arrested by the police in connection with the event, but so far the authorities have not confirmed details about it.
Considered a baseball legend, the ‘Big Papi’ closed his career with a .286 average, 541 home runs, 1,758 RBIs, 1,419 runs scored, 632 doubles, 8,640 innings, .620 slugging and an OPS of 1,021.
He was summoned 10 times to the All-Star Game, he received seven Silver Bate awards, he was twice awarded the Hank Aaron prize, one with the Roberto Clemente and eight with the Edgar Martinez, and he was leader in the American League’s ‘homers’ in 2006, with 54.
In October of last year, the Dominican Chamber of Deputies approved a recognition to Ortíz, chosen Most Valuable Player of the 2013 Baseball World Series, “for his outstanding participation in the competition, as well as for his merits achieved inside and outside the stadium. “
In November, President Danilo Medina of the country sworn in the extoletero as ambassador of goodwill.