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Ortiz’s wife: 3rd surgery was needed

The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound.

Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, said 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 said a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting.

Police said they’ve arrested 14 people in the case, including the suspected gunman, and are searching for others involved.

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