Report: David Ortiz shot during robbery attempt in Dominican Republic

David Ortiz was shot during a robbery attempt at a bar in the Dominican Republic, according to foreign reports.

News channel CDN 37 reported on Sunday night that Ortiz was injured during a confusing incident at Bar Vial in Santo Domingo.

CDN 37 says Ortiz was wounded in the leg and taken away by an emergency medical team.

Ortiz’s father confirmed to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that he was told his son was shot in a burglary attempt.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi” to baseball fans, was born in Santo Domingo and signed his first professional baseball contract in 1992. He is a club owner in his native country and also became a U.S. citizen in 2008. The 43-year-old is a 10-time All-Star, 3-time World Series champion, former World Series MVP, and one of the most beloved Boston Red Sox ever.

By: Larry Brown

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