Pedro Martinez is hurting.

As all Boston fans know, Martinez and David Ortiz built quite the friendship during their time together as Red Sox teammates. So when the latter was shot in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night, it’s not tough to imagine how the former star right-hander took the news.

Martinez put his thoughts together Monday night on MLB Network. As he fought back tears, the Hall of Famer delivered powerful sentiments that undoubtedly are shared by countless folks in Boston, the D.R. and elsewhere around the world.

Well said, Pedro.

As for Ortiz, he landed in Boston shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Monday and promptly was taken, police escort and all, to Mass. General Hospital, where he will continue his recovery. No further updates on Ortiz have been given at this time.

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