Ortiz recovering from surgery after shooting

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ A spokesman for David Ortiz says the former Boston Red Sox slugger is in stable condition in intensive care as he recovers from a shooting at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.

The spokesman says that doctors removed Ortiz's gallbladder and part of his intestine, and that his liver was also damaged. He says Ortiz will be flown to Boston once his condition improves.

The gunman has not been arrested. A man who was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar is described by authorities as the driver of a motorcycle who was transporting the suspected gunman.

Authorities will try to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target.

The 43-year-old Ortiz 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 World Series MVP in 2013.