Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz moved out of intensive care

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David Ortiz celebrates after a home run. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound, according to a statement released by the Red Sox.

The statement, released on behalf of Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, reads as follows:

David was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He remains in good condition and continues to recover under the care of Drs. David King and Larry Ronan.

Ortiz’s spokesman, Leo Lopez, said the 43-year-old had his gallbladder and part of his intestine removed while in intensive care at a hospital in Santo Domingo following the shooting on June 9. The next day, Ortiz was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for further treatment, where he’s remained ever since.

According to the Dominican Republic’s Attorney General, Jean Alain Rodriguez, Ortiz was not the target of the cartel-related shooting.

The suspected shooter, Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, is being held in custody in the Dominican Republic. At least 11 others have been arrested in relation to shooting so far.

–With files from The Associated Press.

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