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Red Sox slugger David Ortiz releases statement for first time after being shot

The post included pictures of a steak, pasta and grilled fish. Ortiz said, "Too bad l can't crush food yet!!!!"

July 29, 2019 - 1:26 pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he is glad to be home with family after a botched assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic.

More than seven weeks after he was shot, Ortiz said on Instagram in his first public comments, "Being at home and look at my family celebrating that lm here safe is priceless." Ortiz was released from a Boston hospital on Friday.

Being at home and look at my family celebrating that lm here safe is priceless... Thank for all the prayers ---- Too bad l can’t crush food yet --!!!! Estando ya en casa y viendo a mi familia celebrarlo no tiene precio gracias por todas sus oraciones ----... lo único malo es que no puedo matar la liga comiendo todavía --!!!

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He also thanked fans for their prayers. The post included pictures of a steak, pasta and grilled fish. Ortiz said, "Too bad l can't crush food yet!!!!"

Ortiz was shot in the back at a Santo Domingo nightclub June 9 by a hit man who police say was supposed to be targeting a different man. Ortiz was brought to Boston the next day needed three operations before he was released.