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Eduardo Nunez talks to Ortiz, calls shooting 'unimaginable'

Eduardo Nunez talks to Ortiz, calls shooting 'unimaginable'

David Ortiz is in the process of recovering from a shooting that took place in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night.

In the time since the shooting, Ortiz was flown by the Boston Red Sox back to Massachusetts to receive treatment at Mass. General Hospital. And since he has returned, a friend and current member of the Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez, has reached out to him.

Nunez and Ortiz were never teammates, but they do share an agent and have a relationship. Nunez talked to Ortiz briefly in the aftermath of the incident and spoke of his encounter with him.

"I'm very pleased that he's already recovering. ... [Ortiz] said to me, 'How are you, homie? How are you doing?'" Nunez said per ESPN's Marly Rivera. "I replied, 'Hey, it's not about how am I doing, it's about how you're doing! You tell me!'"

It was nice for Nunez to take the time to reach out to Ortiz. Hopefully, the Red Sox legend continues to make a recovery as the Dominican National Police continue on with their investigation of the incident.

Ortiz is expected to make a full recovery, though his wife, Tiffany, confirmed that he would likely remain in the ICU at Mass. General for at least the next few days.

Nunez also discussed the shooting and said that he felt "embarrassed" about what happened and called it a "very bad image" for Dominican players. 

"Just thinking about the fact that this happened to him in the Dominican Republic, it is unimaginable," Nunez told Rivera. "For us, as Dominican players, it's a very bad image. It is an international shame.

"We feel very embarrassed about what happened to him because he is a legend from our homeland, and this happened to him in our homeland."

Reportedly, multiple suspects have been captured by the Dominican police. The first suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting and on Tuesday night, a second suspect was apprehended

On Wednesday, the police announced they had detained five suspects and also reportedly said that the hit-men were given $400,000 Dominican pesos (less than $8,000) to kill Ortiz.

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Watch Mike Yastrzemski hit solo home run in Fenway Park debut

Watch Mike Yastrzemski hit solo home run in Fenway Park debut

Following a standing ovation at Fenway Park, Mike Yastrzemski did not disappoint a few innings later.

In his debut at Fenway, the grandson of Carl Yastrzemski blasted a solo home run to center field in the fourth inning off Nathan Eovaldi to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-1 lead over the Boston Red Sox. 

Check it out.

What an unbelievable moment. For the first time in 36 years, a Yastrzemski has hit a home run at Fenway Park. 

This was young Yaz's 20th homer of the season. Unfortunately, his grandfather was not in attendance as he left before the game because he was too nervous to watch in person (he conducted interviews with his grandson at the park Tuesday afternoon). However, he was watching at home and will be at Fenway to watch his grandson play on both Wednesday and Thursday.

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Mike Yastrzemski fulfills dream, receives standing ovation at Fenway Park

Mike Yastrzemski fulfills dream, receives standing ovation at Fenway Park

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Yazstremski hit a home run to center field in his third at-bat in the fourth inning off Nathan Eovaldi to extend the Giants 5-1 lead. It was his 20th homer of the season.

Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, made his Fenway Park debut Tuesday night as a member of the San Francisco Giants. 

In his first at-bat, the Fenway faithful rose to their feet and gave the younger Yaz a well-deserved standing ovation.

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Playing at Fenway is something he's always dreamed of, and before he took the field, he noted he was looking forward to soaking in and appreciating the experience. 

Although he was excited to take the same field and patrol the same position in left field in front of the Green Monster where his grandfather once played, Yastrzemski noted that being in the stands for the 1999 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby at Fenway were more overwhelming than the thought of actually playing in Boston. 

Playing in such a historic ballpark is memorable to begin with, but Yastrzemski, 29, will be battling some pretty tough expectations throughout the Giants' three-game series at Fenway. It doesn't seem like he'll let that get to him though.

The Andover, Mass., native is putting together a nice rookie season for the Giants with a .265 batting average, 19 home runs, 51 RBI and a .833 OPS. What's more interesting about those stats, though, is that they almost mirror his grandfather's rookie season with Boston -- .266 with 11 homers, 80 RBI and a .721 OPS. 

Before the game, Yastrzemski and his grandfather took a stroll through left. We can only imagine what they talked about -- probably discussing how to play the Monster. 

While the younger Yaz had plenty of family watching him make his Fenway debut. His 80-year-old grandfather left the park before the game began (he said he'd be too nervous to watch in person) but said he'll be back at Fenway for the games Wednesday and Thursday. 

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