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Former baseball star David Ortiz wounded in Dominican Republic shooting

David Ortiz, baseball legend, shot at Dominican Republic bar

Police have said the shooting was not a robbery. Ortiz's father, Enrique (Leo) Ortiz, told reporters late Sunday night that David Ortiz was out of surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera.

Ortiz, 43, is one of the most beloved figures in sports history in the Dominican Republic and in Boston, a fearsome power hitter with a ready smile.

Lopez said Ortiz underwent six hours of surgery.

"David arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital last night and underwent a successful second surgery". He won three World Series whilst hitting with Boston and was an All Star on 10 separate occasions.

The gunman was not immediately identified or arrested and the motive for the shooting was under investigation, with authorities trying to determine whether Ortiz was the target.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox released a statement on Monday morning: "We have offered David's family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts", it said.

Ortiz was flown to Boston on Monday in an air ambulance provided by the Red Sox after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. "A lot of times I see guys who play on my team coming to the United States to live".

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Do I think it's £10,000-£20,000?" "We don't want to win our points freely, we want to win games and gain the points", he said.

Eight of those seasons were spent under Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who said he spoke with one of the doctors who is treating Ortiz in Boston and said the retired slugger is "in great hands".

"But [the street hustlers] are doing their thing, and they are not in their right mind, no matter who is who, and I do not want to walk with an AK-47 over to a auto there, I do not want to go full of guns there because I'm not a gunslinger, and I'm not a problem of any kind", Ortiz said.

"I just can't take it", Pedro said. "Many people are losing their lives".

After Sunday's shooting, well wishes poured in.

The club asked fans to observe a moment of reflection shortly before playing the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park and posted on the videoboard: "We send our love to David Ortiz".

Former Red Sox teammate Pedro Martinez tweeted out a photo of himself hugging Big Papi, writing, "I'm at peace knowing you're out of danger".

He had helped rally the city after the Boston Marathon bombings that year, giving a speech at Fenway Park, telling the crowd to stay "Boston strong".

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