David Ortiz: Former Boston Red Sox star shot in back in Dominican Republic
Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, police say.
The three-time World Series champion, 43, is recovering after surgery, the Red Sox said in a statement.
Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia told CNN the incident occurred at the Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo, where he was born.
Ortiz, a designated hitter and first baseman, ended his 20-year Major League Baseball career in 2016, when he earned the last of his 10 All-Star appearances.
He helped Boston win a first World Series title in 86 years 2004, as well as championships in 2007 and 2013.
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