David Ortiz

David Ortiz moved out of intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital

David Ortiz moved out of intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital

David Ortiz continues his swift recovery after being shot in the Dominican Republic on June 9.

The former Red Sox slugger remains at Mass General Hospital, but on Saturday his wife Tiffany shared another encouraging update on his condition. Ortiz still is in "good" condition and no longer is in intensive care.

“David was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He remains in good condition and continues to recover under the care of Drs. David King and Larry Ronan.”

A total of 11 suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting of Ortiz, who according to Dominican officials was not the intended target.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. speaks with David Ortiz, shares encouraging update on Red Sox legend

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. speaks with David Ortiz, shares encouraging update on Red Sox legend

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is in town this weekend as the Blue Jays begin a three-game series vs. the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The 20-year-old phenom's first order of business upon arrival in Boston was checking in with family friend David Ortiz, who was shot in the Dominican Republic on June 9. Guerrero's relationship with Ortiz goes back to when both the former Red Sox slugger and Vladimir Guerrero Sr. were in the prime of their respective baseball careers.

“We have a great relationship,” Guerrero Jr. said before Friday's game through a translator, per Jessica Camerato of MLB.com. “Actually, this morning I spoke with David and there is a chance tomorrow I will go to see him.”

Ortiz continues to recover at Mass General Hospital from his two surgeries, but his condition was upgraded to "good" on Wednesday. Vlad Jr. provided another encouraging update on Big Papi's health.

“Thank God, he sounds very good,” Guerrero Jr. said. “He feels very well right now. And that’s all the Dominican wants and all baseball wants, is for him to feel very well.”

On Wednesday, Dominican officials insisted Ortiz was not the intended target in the shooting and the attack was meant to be on his friend, Sixto David Fernandez.

After getting off to a slow start to his rookie season, Vlad Jr. is beginning to come into his own. The young slugger entered Friday's game hitting .249 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.

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Alleged David Ortiz shooter charged in N.J. drug trafficking case

Alleged David Ortiz shooter charged in N.J. drug trafficking case

The man charged with shooting David Ortiz apparently has more legal trouble on his hands.

Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted Thursday in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges as well as a conspiracy to distribute drugs, according to the Newark U.S. Attorney's Office. Ferreira-Cruz also is charged with possessing a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, according to WCVB's Duke Castiglione. 

Ferreira-Cruz is one of at least 11 people arrested in connection with Ortiz's shooting on June 9 outside a bar in the Dominican Republic. The 25-year-old told reporters from a D.R. jail cell he was the one who shot Ortiz but claimed the Boston Red Sox legend wasn't his target.

Thursday's charges aren't related to the Ortiz shooting, per the Attorney's office.

Dominican attorney general Jean Alain Rodriguez described Ortiiz's shooting as an assassination attempt but also said Ortiz wasn't the target, and that Ferreira-Cruz was trying to kill Sixto David Fernández, who was seated at Ortiz's table.

Fernandez is the cousin of "Gulf Cartel" member Victor Hugo Gómez, whom Rodriguez said ordered the hit on Fernandez that led to Ortiz being shot.

The ex-Red Sox slugger is recovering from a gunshot wound at Massachusetts General Hospital and had his condition updated to "good" Tuesday, according to his wife, Tiffany.

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