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Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, police say.

The three-time World Series champion, 43, is recovering after surgery, the Red Sox said in a statement.

“David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region,” it added.

“We have offered David’s family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts.”