Former Red Sox star David Ortiz 'stable, awake' after second surgery in Boston, police make arrests

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USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale discusses the reactions of the baseball community after David Ortiz was wounded in a shooting in the Dominican Republic.
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David Ortiz underwent a second surgery after being transported to a Boston hospital on Monday night, according to his wife, Tiffany.

Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued through the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday that the surgery was successful. Ortiz, the retired Red Sox slugger, was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night. At least one person has been charged so far in the incident.

“He is stable, awake and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is expected to remain for the next several days,” she wrote in the statement.

“On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy and the Boston Red Sox for all that they are doing for David and our family, as well as Dr. Larry Ronan and the amazing staff at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“Lastly, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this…

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