David Ortiz: Former Boston Red Sox star shot in back in Dominican Republic

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Ortiz won three World Series titles with Boston Red Sox

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.

“David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region,” it added.

“We have offered David’s family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts.”

Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia told CNN