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."
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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