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Red Sox great David Ortiz recovering from third surgery after shooting

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.

BOSTON — Editor's note: The video above is from June 10.

Former 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 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.

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Police say a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting.

Police say they've arrested 14 people in the case, including the suspected gunman, and are searching for others.

Credit: AP
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz talks with Toronto Blue Jays players before a baseball game in Boston, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)