Footage indicates sophisticated attack on former Red Sox hero David Ortiz

Retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz outside Fenway Park in Boston Thursday

Retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz outside Fenway Park in Boston Thursday

Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic said baseball superstar David Ortiz was the target of an $8,000 hit.

A designated hitter and first baseman, Ortiz helped Boston win a first World Series title in 86 years in 2004 before further triumphs in 2007 and 2013.

He was stabilized and then flown to Boston and taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital.

"Yesterday and this morning, David was able to sit up as well as take some steps".

The Red Sox flew Ortiz to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for treatment Monday night. "My family and I again want to thank everyone for their endless love and well wishes, and still ask for privacy while David continues to heal".

Mirabal Acosta was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic.

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston as investigators in his native Dominican Republic try to figure out who shot him and why. He said the alleged coordinator is also among those in custody. Ortiz lost his gallbladder and part of his intestine after being shot.

Authorities detained Ramon "Rolfie" Martinez Perez and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, reported NBC News. But his attorney, Deivi Solano, told reporters in Santo Domingo his client was a motorcycle taxi driver who was unaware he was driving the suspected gunman and had picked up the fare "in good faith". The release said in Spanish that "other persons" who participated in the crime have been identified, and more details will be released in a "timely manner" once "the capture and interrogations" have been completed. Dominican prosecutors identified one of the four as Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press.