David Ortiz. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston athletes are sending their support to Red Sox legend David Ortiz, who was shot in the back Sunday night while he was in the Dominican Republic.
The incident was captured on graphic surveillance video from the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo.
Ortiz’s former teammates, as well as other Boston sports legends, have sent out their well-wishes to the former designated hitter and first baseman on social media.
Former Red Sox Pitcher Pedro Martinez
Former Red Sox player and current pitcher for the Chicago Cubs Jon Lester
Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi
Former Boston Celtics center Bill Russell
Red Sox manager Alex Cora
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
Former Red Sox third baseman and the 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell
Other big names tweeted out their support for Big Papi, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, former President Barack Obama and author Stephen King.