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Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic. The Red Sox say they’ve been told Ortiz has been released from Massachusetts General Hospital. The team said there will be an update on his condition next week.

Wife: Ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz recovering from 3rd surgery

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound. Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, says in a statement that he is “recovering well and in good spirits.” 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.

Wife: David Ortiz in good condition, out of intensive care

David Ortiz’s wife says he has moved out of intensive care. Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement distributed by the Red Sox that the ex-Boston slugger remains hospitalized and in good condition, almost two weeks after he was shot in the back while at a club in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican AG: David Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Dominican officials say ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe. The Dominican Republic’s attorney general and national police director said the attempted murder was ordered from the United States by Victor Hugo Gomez, an associate of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. They said Gomez had hired a gang of killers to eliminate his cousin, whom Gomez suspected of turning him in.

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Meran. The official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Meran is accused of renting one of the cars used in the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo. Ten other suspects have already been ordered to spend a year in preventive detention as the investigation continues.

DA: Suspect in David Ortiz shooting likely wanted in Pennsylvania

U.S. prosecutors say one suspect in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another suspect says his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing hitmen. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic. His family said Thursday that he remains in an intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital recovering from surgeries in the Dominican Republic and Boston.

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in David Ortiz shooting

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country’s most beloved sports hero. Four other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars.

Indians manager Terry Francona: David Ortiz ‘a very special person’

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says David Ortiz is “a very special person, not just to me, to a lot of people.” Francona managed Ortiz with the Red Sox from 2004-11, a stretch that included two of the three World Series titles Ortiz won with Boston. Ortiz was shot in the torso Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic. Doctors performed surgery and Ortiz was later flown to Boston in an air ambulance. Francona says Ortiz is “in great hands.”

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

Beloved in his hometown in the Dominican Republic, former Boston Red Sox David Ortiz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. It was at a bar on Sunday night where he shot and wounded. Now he lies in intensive care in a Boston hospital, and investigators are trying to determine what made him the target of what appeared to an assassination attempt.

David Ortiz flown to Boston after being shot in a bar

David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Cleveland Indians on verge of sweeping Red Sox, Ortiz

The protective plastic sheeting from Toronto’s end-of-season celebration was still covering the lights in the visitor’s clubhouse at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday. No reason to take it down. They might need it again pretty soon.

Notebook: Ortiz gets standing ovation

Playing in the Bronx one last time, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was given a 30-second standing ovation at Yankee Stadium instead of the usual boos.