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.
I’m at peace knowing you out of danger; you a strong man Compai, can’t wait to hear your voice. My thoughts and prayers are with you, see you soon.— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) June 10, 2019
Me siento tranquilo de saber que estás fuera de peligro, usted es fuerte Compai, ya quiero oírle la voz. Orando, nos vemos pronto pic.twitter.com/jdSnNsM7eI
Former Red Sox player Blake Swihart:
A guy who takes care of people all over the world and has made an impact on so many. Was there for me with my brother and he will be back being Big Papi! Thoughts and Prayers from my family to you and yours! #PAPI— Blake Aubry Swihart (@BLAKESWIHART_1) June 10, 2019
New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz:
Todd Frazier, New York Mets third baseman
Saying a prayer for my man @davidortiz tonight.— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) June 10, 2019
Andrew McCutcheon, Mets outfielder
Pull thru Big Papi:pray::skin-tone-5:. Dang what a world we live in:pensive:— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 10, 2019
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout
Thoughts and prayers going out to @davidortiz... :pray::skin-tone-3::pray::skin-tone-3::pray::skin-tone-3:— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) June 10, 2019
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.
Praying for my man big Papi. Not a better person I’ve ever met in baseball. Pulling for you pic.twitter.com/3dQBEtQmB0— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) June 10, 2019
Kevin Burkhardt, another Fox Sports colleague, shared his concern.
Please please please be ok Papi. As good a person as I’ve ever been around. https://t.co/XCXY3IZnTr— Kevin Burkhardt (@kevinburkhardt) June 10, 2019
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.
Hoping David Ortiz is okay.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 10, 2019
Former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester:
Utter shock. That was no robbery, that was a hit, and they better get to the bottom of it. Thank god no amount of evil or hate can overcome a heart that big. You got this @davidortiz, we love you bro!
— Jon Lester (@JLester34) June 10, 2019
Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker:
Yup. Best clutch hitter ever. Glad he seems to be okay. https://t.co/X0mj6p9mT7
— Charlie Baker (@CharlieBakerMA) June 10, 2019
Boston mayor Marty Walsh:
Boston is thinking of you, @davidortiz, and wishing you a full and quick recovery. Get well soon.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) June 10, 2019
Former Red Sox third basemen Mike Lowell:
Great to hear @davidortiz is stable and will make a full recovery. My heart sank when I heard the news. Prayers to him, Tiffany and the kids.
— Mike Lowell (@mikelowell25) June 10, 2019
Celtics forward/center Al Horford:
Despierto con la noticia de David. Me siento muy triste y estoy orando por su pronta recuperación. Waking up to the news of David, deeply saddens me.I’m praying for his speedy recovery. 🙏🙏🙏
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) June 10, 2019
Former president Barack Obama:
Six years ago, David Ortiz's spirit and resolve helped us all begin to heal from the Boston Marathon bombing. Today, I want to join many others in wishing him a speedy recovery of his own. Get well soon, Papi. pic.twitter.com/9orpBgnVI5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 10, 2019
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask:
Glad to hear you’re in stable condition @davidortiz Wishing you a quick recovery.
— Tuukka Rask (@tuukkarask) June 10, 2019