David Ortiz is a Boston legend.

The former slugger threw out the first pitch Monday night ahead of the Red Sox’s contest against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, making his first public appearance since sustaining a gunshot wound in June.

After the game, Ortiz’ former teammate and current Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the 43-year-old is in a “great place,” even calling him a “rockstar baseball player.”

To hear Cora’s full comments, check out the video above from “Red Sox Extra Innings,” presented by W.B. Mason.

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