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Report: Five suspects detained in David Ortiz shooting

Report: Five suspects detained in David Ortiz shooting

Five suspects in the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz, including the gunman, reportedly have been detained.

The Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez shared the news during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. Sanchez says witnesses claim the shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.

The name of the alleged shooter is Rolfy Ferrery, a.k.a. Sandy, according to AP.

Dominican Chief of Police Ney A. Bautista said Wednesday the suspects were offered $400,000 Dominican pesos (less than $8,000 in U.S. Dollars) to kill Ortiz.

The first suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was arrested shortly after the shooting. On Tuesday night, a second suspect was apprehended.

Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, shared an encouraging update on the 2013 World Series MVP's health on Wednesday stating he is "making good progress towards recovery." He will remain in intensive care at Mass General Hospital for the next few days.

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Red Sox continue to clean house after Dave Dombrowski firing

Red Sox continue to clean house after Dave Dombrowski firing

Dave Dombrowski's firing was only the beginning of a mass exodus in the Red Sox organization.

On Thursday, the Red Sox let go of front office executive Frank Wren and scout Eddie Bane, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. It's no surprise they parted ways with Wren as he's close with Dombrowski.

Heyman notes there likely are more changes to come, specifically in the amateur department.

These moves are the icing on the cake for what's been a tremendously disappointing season for Boston. The defending World Series champions are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

Along with the front office, there could be a roster shakeup coming for the Red Sox this offseason as well. Mookie Betts' future in Boston is uncertain, and it remains to be seen whether J.D. Martinez will opt in to his contract.

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David Ortiz writes message for fans in first tweet since June shooting

David Ortiz writes message for fans in first tweet since June shooting

Slowly but surely, David Ortiz is returning to the lifestyle he had prior to the shooting in the Dominican Republic that left him hospitalized for two months.

The Boston Red Sox legend finally is back to eating the foods he loves, plus he made his long-awaited return to Fenway Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Sept. 9.

On Thursday, Ortiz took the next step by sending out his first tweet since the shooting. The three-time World Series champion wrote a brief message thanking his fans for their support.

Welcome back, Big Papi.

Ortiz recently held an invite-only press conference in which he reflected on the shooting and whether he'd eventually return to his home country. "Now, I guess, once I'm down there, I guess I'm going to have to have my security," Ortiz said. "I never did it because I thought it was too lousy and I never thought anybody would do anything like that to me, or to anyone. But you learn."

The 43-year-old has hired former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis to further investigate the shooting, which was ruled a mistaken identity by Dominican officials.

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