David Ortiz reportedly released from hospital as recovery from June shooting continues

Retired Red Sox legend David Ortiz, who was shot in the lower back/abdomen region on June 9 in his native Dominican Republic, was reportedly been released from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Friday. ESPN's Marly Rivera has more: 

Ortiz, 43, underwent multiple surgeries following the incident, including an emergency procedure on the night of the shooting, which occurred at a nightclub in Santo Domingo. Ortiz had his gallbladder and parts of his intestines removed and was in intensive care for more than a week following the shooting. On June 18, doctors upgraded his condition to "good," and from there his recovery continued. 

According to most recent reports, the shooting was carried out by a member of a Mexican drug cartel, and Ortiz was attacked in a case of mistaken identity. The alleged mastermind has been arrested. 

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