Prosecutors have said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in the Accent and in a Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting at a popular Santo Domingo bar Sunday night.
The officials declined to speculate about possible motives behind the shooting, other than to rule out a robbery attempt, but they said the alleged coordinator behind the attack was among those arrested, and that the group was paid 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800 dollars, to carry it out.
The baseball superstar has received a ton of support from fans around the world, who will be happy to know that Ortiz is sitting up in his bed in the ICU of the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Surgeons in the Dominican Republic operated for six hours to fix his wounds before Ortiz, who ended his 20-year Major League Baseball career in 2016, was flown to Boston once he was in a stable condition on Monday before having further surgery.More news: CBD products are coming to a Kroger store near you
Police are still searching for a sixth suspect.
Tiffany Ortiz asked for privacy "while David continues to heal".
The alleged coordinator of the attack was also among those in custody, said Dominican National Police Maj. One of the suspects arrested Wednesday, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, was sentenced to five years in prison for a drug-trafficking charge in May 2017, the Dominican newspaper Diario Libre reported.More news: Americans face backlash over biggest women´s World Cup win
Four other suspects are still at large, according to the Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor, Jean Alain Rodríguez.
Feliz Garcia's lawyer said his client, who has been charged with being an accomplice to attempted murder, is an innocent motorcycle taxi driver who had no idea his passenger was going to commit a crime.
Ortiz was shot Sunday and is now recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston, where he was flown Monday night.More news: Russian Federation to create its own Chernobyl series that blames Central Intelligence Agency for disaster