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Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

Former Red Sox Slugger reportedly shot in leg.

Posted: Jun 9, 2019 10:17 PM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - The father of David Ortiz says the former Boston Red Sox slugger has been shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic.

Leo Ortiz told ESPN.com on Sunday night that Ortiz was shot while at an entertainment center in Santo Domingo.

Leo Ortiz says he got a phone call alerting him to the shooting and wasn't given details on his son's condition or what hospital he was taken to.

Dominican TV station CDN 37 reported that Ortiz was shot in the leg.

The 43-year-old hit 541 homers in 20 major league seasons, including 14 with the Red Sox. He helped lead Boston to three World Series titles and retired after the 2016 season. He was a 10-time All-Star and twice the World Series MVP, in 2004 and 2013.

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