The Red Sox have made a much-anticipated update on the condition of famed slugger David Ortiz.
The team announced Ortiz's condition has been upgraded to "good" as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound he sustained in an attempt on his life in the Dominican Republic last Sunday.
Ortiz "continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," the team added.
He also is reportedly able to eat soft foods now and has been in touch with loved ones and former teammates over the phone.
In addition, ESPN has learned that David Ortiz has been able to eat "soft foods," and has been in touch with loved ones, including former teammates, over the phone. His visits are still limited to close family and friends. https://t.co/P6mFgTGfvv— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 18, 2019
Ortiz has been in the thoughts and prayers of baseball fans everywhere ever since the shooting was first reported. On Monday night, as the Red Sox visited Minnesota, the Twins made a touching tribute to Ortiz, who spent six years with the team.
Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested 10 different suspects in connection with the shooting as they continue to search for answers.
They've also reportedly identified the person who hired the hitmen to execute the plot, though they're still on the hunt to find him.
Dominican Police has identified the person that hired hitmen to shoot David Ortiz... https://t.co/SD0t9bcpQe— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) June 18, 2019
All that matters is that Big Papi is OK, and the latest update suggests he's well on his way to getting back to full strength.