CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians supervisor Terry Francona says David Ortiz is “a really particular individual, not simply to me, however to lots of people.”

Francona managed Ortiz with the Pink Sox from 2004-11, a stretch that included two of the three World Sequence titles Ortiz received with Boston.

Ortiz was shot within the torso Sunday night time in his native Dominican Republic. Medical doctors carried out surgical procedure and Ortiz was transported to Boston in an air ambulance Monday night time. As soon as in Boston, he underwent two hours of exploratory surgical procedure.

Francona says he spoke Tuesday to one of many docs who’s treating Ortiz in Boston and mentioned the retired slugger is “in nice fingers.”

The veteran supervisor says Ortiz “may gentle up a room” along with his character but additionally labored laborious at his craft and was a workforce chief.

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