Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz released from hospital, still recovering from shooting

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Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz released from hospital, still recovering from shooting

Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was released from the hospital Friday, more than six weeks after he was shot.

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One of the suspects in the shooting of former baseball star David Ortiz was charged Thursday with drug and firearm possession in New Jersey. (June 20)
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Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was released from the hospital Friday, more than six weeks after he was shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.

The Red Sox confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that Ortiz had been discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital. ESPN reported that the 43-year-old will continue to rehabilitate at home, where he will be “assisted by full-time nurses” and “visited regularly by his personal doctor.”

Ortiz had been hospitalized in Boston since June 10, the day after he was shot in the back in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican…

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