David Ortiz undergoes third surgery after shooting

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Aside from Kennedy's casual comment about his casual conversation with Ortiz, the only news on the Big Papi front has been delivered by his wife, Tiffany, who sends updates.

Tiffany Ortiz said the former slugger is recovering well and "in good spirits" at Massachusetts General Hospital after the surgery, which was for complications resulting from his gunshot wound.

"We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown to David and to our entire family during this hard time", Ortiz's wife said in Thursday's statement.

Dominican authorities have said that Ortiz was not the intended target in the attack.

A gunman shot Ortiz in the lower back on June 9 while he was sitting on a crowded bar patio in Santo Domingo.

In a statement issued by the team on behalf of Ortiz's wife, she confirmed that the Red Sox legend had undergone a third surgery at Mass.

Several people have been arrested, including Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez, the alleged mastermind of the plot. A 10-time All-Star, Ortiz spent 14 years with the Red Sox and, in 2004, helped the club win their first World Series since 1918.

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