David "Big Papi" Ortiz is stable, awake and resting comfortably following a second surgery, per his wife, Tiffany Ortiz.
The baseball legend had to undergo surgery because he was being treated for bleeding in his liver and having portions of his intestines and gall bladder removed, said Leo Lopez, Ortiz's media assistant.
The second suspect was arrested Tuesday evening. "Lastly, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this incredibly hard time". "We ask for privacy as David works toward recovery".
Ortiz underwent a first round of surgery in Santo Domingo on Sunday night before being flown to Boston. He is now recovering and "resting comfortably" in a Boston hospital, and took his first steps since his surgeries on Tuesday afternoon.
One suspect, 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia, faced a judge Tuesday night on a charge of accomplice to attempted murder.
According to reports, citing police and witnesses, Ortiz was shot in the back at close range, with the bullet exiting through the front of his torso.
Garcia's attorney said that his client is accused of being the motorcycle driver who carried the actual shooter. - A suspect was beaten by a crowd at the venue and is now in police custody. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, Dominican National police director, announced that Ortiz is in stable condition following emergency surgery.
Ortiz's father, Leo, confirmed his son was shot once, according to an ESPN report.
Francona said he spoke on Tuesday with one of the doctors who is treating Ortiz.
Ortiz played for the Red Sox from 2004-16 and won three World Series with Boston in 2004, 2007 and 2013.
The veteran manager said Ortiz was more than just the charismatic face of the Red Sox. Ortiz maintains a home in Weston, on the outskirts of Boston.
ESPN's Marly Rivera had the latest on Ortiz's status on Monday morning.