Former Yankee great Mariano Rivera opened up to The Post on Tuesday about the shooting of David Ortiz, saying, “It’s hard to see that happen to a guy like him.
“He has a great heart, a giving heart,” Rivera said of the retired Red Sox baseball legend, who was badly wounded in a shooting in Ortiz’s native Dominican Republic on Sunday.
“And me being a friend but also a peer, it’s so hard to see something like this happen. It was so unfortunate,’’ said Mo, who is originally from Panama.
“But thank God that he’s alive, and we are praying for his recovery and that he will be OK,’’ the retired superstar pitcher said of “Big Papi.”
“Right now we have to make sure he’s all right and to move on.”
Rivera spoke at an event launching EBay’s new Baseball Card Hall of Fame collection in downtown Manhattan.