Ortiz serves as "ambassador" at Foxwoods

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In January, David "Big Papi" Ortiz signed on as a Foxwoods Resort Casino "ambassador," agreeing to make promotional appearances at the casino.

In January, David "Big Papi" Ortiz signed on as a Foxwoods Resort Casino "ambassador," agreeing to make promotional appearances at the casino. He has been featured in Foxwoods' advertising, appearing on signage throughout the casino, on highway billboards, in television commercials and on social media.

He last appeared at Foxwoods in March.

"David Ortiz is a much beloved figure to us, and is one of the most kind and caring humans we know," Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the casino's interim chief executive officer, said in a statement late Monday afternoon. "We are deeply saddened to hear of the incident which occurred Sunday evening, and we are encouraged to know that he is now in stable condition and on the road to recovery. 'Big Papi' is a true and dear friend to the entire Foxwoods Resort Casino team and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and we are sending him strength, resiliency and love."

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