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On a day when law enforcement identified the man who orchestrated the assassination attempt on Red Sox legend David Ortiz, good news has surfaced from the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

According to a statement by the Red Sox on behalf of Tiffany Ortiz, David's wife, Ortiz's doctors have upgraded Big Papi's condition to 'good' and he "continues to make progress with his recovery." 

“We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston," the statement read. "David’s journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the globe. Your support has lifted his spirits tremendously during this challenging time.”

Additionally, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera, Ortiz has been able to eat soft foods and keep in touch with loved ones — including former teammates — over the phone. Ortiz has been admitted into Mass General Hospital since June 10, and had previously been in serious but stable condition. 

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