How the baseball world reacted to the news of David Ortiz’s shooting

Pedro Martinez expressed relief to the news that Ortiz, who had emergency surgery, was reportedly out of danger.

David Ortiz tips his cap to fans.
David Ortiz tips his cap to fans. –Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

As news spread that retired Red Sox star David Ortiz was reportedly shot in the Dominican Republic, fans, teammates, and opponents reacted on Twitter.

Pedro Martinez expressed relief to the news that Ortiz, who had emergency surgery, was reportedly out of danger.

Former Red Sox player Blake Swihart:

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz:

Todd Frazier, New York Mets third baseman

Andrew McCutcheon, Mets outfielder

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout

Dontrelle Willis, the former Major League pitcher who has worked with Ortiz on Fox Sports as an MLB studio analyst, tweeted that he is praying for Ortiz.

Kevin Burkhardt, another Fox Sports colleague, shared his concern.

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Author Stephen King, a proud Red Sox fan, was aware of the news, which broke during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues.

Former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester:

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker:

Boston mayor Marty Walsh:

Former Red Sox third basemen Mike Lowell:

Celtics forward/center Al Horford:

Former president Barack Obama:

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask: