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'He is making good progress towards recovery,' Big Papi's wife says

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a man with an orange ball in front of a crowd: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves from the field at Fenway Park after Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. The Indians won 4-3 to sweep the Red Sox in the series. Ortiz said he will retire at the end of the season. © AP Photo/Charles Krupa Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves from the field at Fenway Park after Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. The Indians won 4-3 to sweep the Red Sox in the series. Ortiz said he will retire at the end of the season.

Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage show that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortiz was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars, indicating a new level of sophistication in the attack.

The details were contained in a court document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, who was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic, was driving a grey Hyundai Accent before mounting the bike driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz García, the document said.

The document also said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in the Accent and another Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday.

"In one of the videos it was possible to observe both the accused and the shooter planning the commission of the incident right on Octavio Mejía Ricard Street, which is parallel to the place where the event took place," prosecutors said.

The document also reveals ineptitude, saying the driver was captured after he skidded and fell off his bike as the pair tried to flee.

Feliz García's lawyer says his client is an innocent motorcycle taxi driver who had no idea his passenger was going to commit a crime.

Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement Wednesday that Ortiz "continues to recuperate today in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital under the direction of treating trauma surgeon Dr. David King."

Ortiz was able to sit up as well as take some steps on Tuesday.

"His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery," Tiffany Ortiz said in the statement. "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."

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