Fans prayed for MLB great David Ortiz at Fenway Park on Monday, as the former Red Sox slugger known as “Big Papi” recovers from an ambush-style shooting attack in the Dominican Republic.
The team led the moment of reflection before their game against the Texas Rangers, videos posted on social media shows.
Fans at the park stood in silence for several seconds as the 10-time All Star’s number “34” was displayed on a video screen with the message: “We send our love to David Ortiz.”
Ortiz, 43, was shot at a Santo Domingo club Sunday night and was recovering from surgery at a local hospital on Monday.
The three time World Series winner was scheduled to be transferred to a medical facility in the US on a plane chartered by the Red Sox. Officials say he’ll be treated in Boston.
Ortiz retired after the 2016 season.