Man Who Allegedly Paid To Have David Ortiz Shot Identified By Authorities


David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox enters the dugout after batting practice before the Red Sox home opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on April 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

David Ortiz's condition has been upgraded to "good" as he recovers in intensive care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, his wife said in a statement Tuesday. She added that the 10-time All-Star's road to recovery "has been bolstered by the many expressions of love" from around the world and it has "lifted his spirits tremendously".

Dominican Republic police are reportedly now looking for Mota. Similar to Ortiz, that victim ultimately survived a bullet wound to the back, while it's been alleged that Rivas-Clase conspired with another suspect to carry out the shooting.

"Interviews with Dominican and American sources familiar with the case suggest the shooting was not simply a matter of Ortiz being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and his life may have been in danger even if he'd been in the U.S."

Thus far, Dominican authorities have not confirmed who ordered the hit on Ortiz or why he was targeted.

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Ortiz's timeline for being released from the hospital is unknown.

Photos provided by the Dominican Republic National Police onJune 12, 2019, show the suspects detained in connection with the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ortiz was rushed to a hospital in Santo Domingo and underwent an operation in which doctors removed parts of his liver and small and large intestines, officials said.

From there, the two men tried to escape on foot after falling off of their motorcycle, which led to one suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, to be subdued by bystanders on the scene. No further information on David's condition is now available.