David Ortiz has been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after his medical flight landed at Logan International Airport on Monday night.
Ortiz arrived in Boston around 10:30 p.m. after the Red Sox sent a plane to transport him to Mass General.
Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range, authorities said.
TV host Jhoel Lopez who was with Ortiz was also injured in the shooting. Officials believe Lopez was injured by the same bullet that entered Ortiz.
Officials have a suspect in custody — Eddy Feliz Garcia, 25, who has a prior arrest for drug possession in 2017.
Ortiz spent six hours in surgery. Doctors removed his gallbladder and parts of his intestines and colon to stop the bleeding.
In a press conference on Monday, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said, “David Ortiz is probably the most beloved and one of the most important players in our history.”
Ortiz brought the Red Sox to three World Series championships and was a 10-time All-Star. He retired in after the season in 2016.