Boston Red Sox Native Eduardo Nunez regretted the fact that David Ortiz was shot in his secret Dominican Republic and called the event an "international shame".
Nunez, who is friends with Ortiz and shares an agent with the former Red Sox star, told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he was talking to Ortiz on Tuesday, less than two days after the shot at a club in Santo Domingo.
Although Nunez said he was happy to hear that Ortiz was recovering, he said Dominican players felt "embarrassed" that a "legend" by Ortiz was shot in their homeland.
"Just think it happened to him in the Dominican Republic, it's unthinkable," Nunez Rivera told us on Wednesday. "For us, as Dominican players, it's a very bad picture. It's an international shame."
"We feel very embarrassed about what happened to him because he is a legend from our homeland, and it happened to him in our homeland."
Nunez said he was happy to have had the opportunity to talk to Ortiz.
"I'm very happy that he is already recovering. … [Ortiz] told me, how are you, homie? How are you doing?" Said Nunez. "I replied," Hey, it's not about how i do it, it's about how you do it! You tell! "
" It was just a short greeting, but it felt good to have the chance to talk to him on the phone. "
Ortiz's wife Tiffany announced earlier Wednesday that Ortiz will remain in the intensive care unit at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital" for the coming days. "
Ortiz underwent emergency surgery on Sunday evening in the Dominican Republic to repair damage to the intestines and He was stabilized and then fled to Boston and was taken to Mass General where a second operation was carried out late on Monday night.
The authorities say that Ortiz was cherished by a man who extinguished a motorcycle and shot him in the back on almost dot area around 8:50 pm local time at Dial Bar and Lounge
The Prosecutor General of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday said the police have five people in custody, including the alleged gunman, and that a sixth suspect is also sought.
that the attack was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars, and the authorities said that The bulk shipper was offered 400,000 pesos (about $ 7,800) to carry out the crimes.
Nunez, who spoke to Rivera before Boston game Wednesday afternoon against the Texas Rangers, called Ortiz a "very special person" for all Dominican players.
"I feel horrible," said Nunez. "He is an international figure, an icon of our sport. He is someone who has opened so many doors for younger Dominican players and Latinos in general. He always advocates the best for the Dominican Republic. For young Latinos, he is always there with advice He is a very special person for all of us. "