Boston Red Sox

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: David Ortiz of Fox Sports smiles after game two of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

David Ortiz continues to recover well from injuries sustained in a shooting incident in the Dominican Republic. His wife, Tiffany Ortiz, has released a new statement through the Red Sox that the former slugger is now in “good” condition.

Here’s the full statement:

“This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to ‘good’ by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston. David’s journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the globe. Your support has lifted his spirits tremendously during this challenging time.”

The latest on the shooting itself, which remains an open investigation, is that authorities are closing in on the man alleged to be behind the attack on Ortiz. The mastermind has been identified as fugitive Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota.

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