David Ortiz back in Boston after being shot in Dominican bar

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Tiffany Ortiz stated Big Papi is "resting comfortably" after having a second surgery upon arriving in Boston on Monday.

The Red Sox offered "all available resources" to help him recover and sent an aircraft to bring him back to Boston.

Leo López, Ortiz's personal media assistant, told ESPN that his second surgery was "exploratory" in nature and lasted until about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Ortiz has a son and a daughter with Tiffany, as well as a daughter from a previous relationship. She also expressed appreciation to Dr. Larry Ronan and his staff at Massachusetts General for caring for Ortiz.

He was one of the most productive and popular players in Red Sox history, leading the once struggling franchise to three championships before retiring in 2016 with a career total of 541 home runs-the 17th-most in baseball history.

Lopez said early Monday that doctors had removed Ortiz's gallbladder, part of his intestines and his colon.

The retired slugger had reportedly suffered damage to multiple internal organs after being hit from behind by a single bullet, which exited through his abdomen, while sitting outside a bar Sunday night in Santo Domingo. The motive was initially reported to be robbery, but security-camera footage from the lounge suggested a coordinated ambush.

Jhoel Lopez, a Dominican television host, was shot in the leg, and his injuries were not considered life-threatening.


Police have said the driver of the motorcycle carrying the gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar.

Dominican National Police squashed rumors that a police officer was involved with the shooting, telling the Washington Post that such reports were "categorically" false.

Police have not yet released the identity of the suspected gunman.

The suspect fled the nightclub after Ortiz was shot and was attacked by bystanders.

Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia said the incident occurred at the Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo.

On Monday night at Boston's Fenway Park, the Red Sox and the team's fans made it clear that their beloved "Big Papi" was in their thoughts and prayers.

A former baseball star has been flown to the United States after being shot at a bar in the Dominican Republic.

"It hurts me", Pedro said through his tears.

"When he fell on the ground, I said give me your hand", he told Pozo.

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