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  6. article_body => "<p>The sports world is still trying to digest the shocking news out of the Dominican Republic late Sunday night.<\/p>\n<p>Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/boston\/red-sox\/david-ortiz-shot-back-full-recovery-expected-after-surgery-dominican-republic?b\" target=\"_blank\">was shot in the back at point-blank range<\/a> outside a bar in Santo Domingo, according to CDN News in the Dominican. Ortiz was transported to a hospital where he had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to his father.<\/p>\n<ul>\n<li>\n<h3><a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/boston\/red-sox\/after-david-ortiz-shooting-thankful-were-writing-appreciation-big-papi-not-memoriam?int\" target=\"_blank\">TOMASE: The world is a better place with Big Papi in it<\/a><\/h3>\n<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n<p>Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, one of Ortiz's closest friends, was one of the first to offer prayers to Big Papi on Sunday night after hearing the news.<\/p>\n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">I\u2019m at peace knowing you out of danger; you a strong man Compai, can\u2019t wait to hear your voice. My thoughts and prayers are with you, see you soon. <br>Me siento tranquilo de saber que est\u00e1s fuera de peligro, usted es fuerte Compai, ya quiero o\u00edrle la voz. Orando, nos vemos pronto <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/jdSnNsM7eI\">pic.twitter.com\/jdSnNsM7eI<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/45PedroMartinez\/status\/1137930033505492992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<p>Martinez joined several Boston sports stars of past and present -- including Celtics legend Bill Russell --&nbsp;to send their condolences to Ortiz, one of the most beloved figures in Boston sports.<\/p>\n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Awaiting an update on <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> being shot in his hometown in the DR. Our thoughts are with Tiffany and their entire family. Praying for a quick recovery! He does so much for so many <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/MLB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@MLB<\/a> <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/RedSox?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@RedSox<\/a> <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/w7zWr5neOz\">pic.twitter.com\/w7zWr5neOz<\/a><\/p>&mdash; TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/RealBillRussell\/status\/1137988793770881025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Sending positive thoughts to <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> for a full and speedy recovery. <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/RedSox?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@RedSox<\/a> <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/hashtag\/davidortizstrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">#davidortizstrong<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Fred Lynn (@19fredlynn) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/19fredlynn\/status\/1137949025703870466?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Utter shock. That was no robbery, that was a hit, and they better get to the bottom of it. Thank god no amount of evil or hate can overcome a heart that big. You got this <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a>, we love you bro!<\/p>&mdash; Jon Lester (@JLester34) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/JLester34\/status\/1138061806323286016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Great to hear <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> is stable and will make a full recovery. My heart sank when I heard the news. Prayers to him, Tiffany and the kids.<\/p>&mdash; Mike Lowell (@mikelowell25) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/mikelowell25\/status\/1138039994554167296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Please keep my man Big Papi <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> in your prayers while he recovers from this senseless act of violence. Be strong big fella, we got you.<\/p>&mdash; Tim Wakefield (@TimWakefield49) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/TimWakefield49\/status\/1138018396514246656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Prayers up <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe<\/p>&mdash; Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/isaiahthomas\/status\/1137936336160116736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Despierto con la noticia de David. Me siento muy triste y estoy orando por su pronta recuperaci\u00f3n. Waking up to the news of David, deeply saddens me.I\u2019m praying for his speedy recovery. \ud83d\ude4f\ud83d\ude4f\ud83d\ude4f<\/p>&mdash; Al Horford (@Al_Horford) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/Al_Horford\/status\/1138019826788683778?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Stay strong Legend ..the world goin out sad<\/p>&mdash; Terry Rozier (@T_Rozzay3) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/T_Rozzay3\/status\/1137924784984154113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Prayers for my brother <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd...hearing all this news is so disheartening\u2639\ufe0f<\/p>&mdash; Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/ShaneVictorino\/status\/1137908922663092226?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<p>Ortiz isn't just revered in Boston, and athletes and celebrities from across the country sent their support for the 43-year-old.<\/p>\n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Anxiously waiting for more news. In the meantime, only prayers for <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a>, Tiffany and their family. <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/IlE2v4g38t\">https:\/\/t.co\/IlE2v4g38t<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/AROD\/status\/1137910176625745920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Thoughts and prayers with my friend David Ortiz. <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/hashtag\/BigPapi?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">#BigPapi<\/a>. <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/oVNHlxNY9L\">pic.twitter.com\/oVNHlxNY9L<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Don Orsillo (@DonOrsillo) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/DonOrsillo\/status\/1137916216922779650?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Thoughts and prayers going out to <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a>... \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffc\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffc\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffc<\/p>&mdash; Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/MikeTrout\/status\/1137915816328933376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Prayers up for my bro <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> man. One of the best human beings I\u2019ve ever met. Hate seeing that. Hoping for the best! \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe<\/p>&mdash; Marcus Stroman (@STR0) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/STR0\/status\/1137918975378169856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Praying for <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/cZDFTnOSSn\">pic.twitter.com\/cZDFTnOSSn<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Edwin Diaz (@SugarDiaz39) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/SugarDiaz39\/status\/1137928540048019456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Keeping <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> in my prayers. God willing he will be okay and recover quick. \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffb\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffb<\/p>&mdash; Gleyber Torres (@TorresGleyber) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/TorresGleyber\/status\/1137924548765110273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">All the prayers for <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidortiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">@davidortiz<\/a> right now \ud83d\ude4f\ud83d\ude4f<\/p>&mdash; Justin Turner (@redturn2) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/redturn2\/status\/1137917416875237376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">June 10, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n \n<p>Ortiz was <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/RedSox\/status\/1137959315703287808\" target=\"_blank\">recovering at a hospital in Santo Domingo<\/a> after surgery as of Monday morning, according to the Red Sox.<\/p>\n<p><em><a data-saferedirecturl=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/url?q=https:\/\/smart.link\/5bb76e2c06579?site_id%3DDig_RSN_Bos%26creative_id%3Dnbcsbos1075%26cp_4%3Dwww.nbcsports.com%26cp_1%3Dwashington%26cp_2%3Dmyteams-nbc-sports%26cp_3%3Dnbcsbos1075&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1560251971158000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEZz0C4nTT5upaC9TvFnRBLm5_V2w\" href=\"https:\/\/smart.link\/5bb76e2c06579?site_id=Dig_RSN_Bos&amp;creative_id=nbcsbos1075&amp;cp_4=www.nbcsports.com&amp;cp_1=washington&amp;cp_2=myteams-nbc-sports&amp;cp_3=nbcsbos1075\" target=\"_blank\">Click here<\/a>&nbsp;to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! 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The sports world is still trying to digest the shocking news out of the Dominican Republic late Sunday night.

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back at point-blank range outside a bar in Santo Domingo, according to CDN News in the Dominican. Ortiz was transported to a hospital where he had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to his father.

Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, one of Ortiz's closest friends, was one of the first to offer prayers to Big Papi on Sunday night after hearing the news.

Martinez joined several Boston sports stars of past and present -- including Celtics legend Bill Russell -- to send their condolences to Ortiz, one of the most beloved figures in Boston sports.

Ortiz isn't just revered in Boston, and athletes and celebrities from across the country sent their support for the 43-year-old.

Ortiz was recovering at a hospital in Santo Domingo after surgery as of Monday morning, according to the Red Sox.

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