Third Surgery For Red Sox Legend Ortiz

Report Complications From Earlier Gunshot Wounds

July 11, 2019 - 11:01 am

Jun 13, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baseball fans hold up a sign in reference to the shooting of former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) during the the fifth between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


BOSTON (AP) - Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a thirdsurgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound.
Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, says in a statement Thursday that he is ``recovering well and in good spirits.'' He had the surgery earlier this week at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic last month.

Dominican police have said he was mistaken for another man who was sitting near him at the club.
Police say a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting.

Police say they've arrested 14 people in the case, including the suspected gunman, and are searching for others.

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