The former Dominican player David Ortiz hired the last Boston police chief, Ed David, to send a team of investigators to the Dominican Republic and thus know the reasons why he was shot last June.
“He is very interested in discovering what really happened,” Joe Baerlein, a spokesman for David, told the Boston Globe.
Ortiz spokesman said the former baseball player has not been interviewed by the Dominican authorities since they talked with him while he was in a bed at the Abel Gonzalez Clinic, for emergency surgery the day he was shot.
It has not been addressed by the US authorities either, the spokesman said.
One of the things Baerlein said is that David Ortiz wants to return to his job as a baseball analyst for the Major League playoffs, next October.
The Dominican was shot in the back while sharing with friends at Dial Bar, located in Santo Domingo Este.
Since then a lot of theories have emerged about the real reasons for the attack that left him badly injured.
Ortiz was transferred to Boston within 24 hours of receiving the shot, and was admitted to Mass General Hospital, where he continued his recovery process.
A couple of weeks ago he was discharged and has continued his recovery at his home in Boston, surrounded by his children and his wife, Tiffany.
The team of private investigators is made up of Americans and Dominicans, and according to David’s spokesman, their goal will be a review of the activities carried out by the Dominican authorities.
“The only contact Ortiz has had with Dominican officials was through calls from President Danilo Medina and attorney Jean Alain Rodríguez in which they asked about his health, but nothing more,” said Baerlein, quoted by the Boston Globe.
The former coach authorized Baerlin to speak with the Boston Globle about this case.
The Dominican authorities first reported that Ortiz had been attacked and that his death was worth approximately seven thousand dollars. Then, 18 days later, the theory was presented that Ortiz had been confused on the scene and that, in reality, those who thugs wanted to harm him was Sixto David Fernández, a man he shared with the ex-gunman that night and supposedly had You quarrel with a drug dealer named Victor Hugo Gómez Vásquez.
Ortiz has been recovering his habits by publishing photographs on his account on the Instagram social network. In addition, this weekend he recorded a special message on video for his friend Jhoel López, who married the animator and TV presenter Liza Blanco.
Lopez was sharing with David the night of the shooting and he himself was injured in the leg, although it was nothing serious.
David also published a picture yesterday with his daughter, saying goodbye because he will go to college. In the picture you can also see his wife.
Earlier he had greeted his former teammate, Mokie Betts, right fielder of the Boston Red Sox, who presented him this weekend with tennis shoes that honored the “Big Papi.”