Yankees’ Edwin Encarnacion, Gary Sanchez visit recovering David Ortiz
David Ortiz continues to recover from critical injuries suffered after getting shot in his native Dominican Republic in June, but he welcomed a couple of Bronx Bombers to his home earlier this week.
Edwin Encarnacion and Gary Sanchez both paid a visit to the Red Sox icon on Thursday, as the Yankees arrived a day early in Boston ahead of a four-game series with their division rival.
It’s unclear if the two Yankees were at Ortiz’s home at the same time or if they arrived separately, but photographs posted to social media documented the visits.
Ortiz took to Instagram to post a photo showing himself and Encarnacion sitting at a kitchen table, writing, “My boy came to check up on his boy !!!”
Sanchez, like both Ortiz and Encarnacion, hails from the Dominican. The Yankees catcheer shared a photo of himself and Big Papi standing outside the former slugger’s home.
“Honored, Mr. Ortiz,” Sanchez wrote. “Wishing you a long life so you can continue to help and inspire future generations. #HeIsBigPapi.”
Ortiz spent a considerable amount of time in a Boston hospital after being transported from the Dominican Republic after the shooting. He underwent three surgeries after being struck in the lower abdomen in the attack on June 9. He was finally released on July 26 and has maintained a relatively low profile since.
It’s uncertain when the Red Sox legend will make his first public appearance amid his ongoing recovery, but there’s no doubt he appreciated the visits from his fellow countrymen, even if they do happen to play for the Evil Empire.