Boston Red Sox

Oct 10, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) salutes the fans after the loss against the Cleveland Indians in game three of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt McCarthy,

David Ortiz has returned to Boston, where he will now be treated at Massachusetts General Hospital after being shot at a bar in the Dominican Republic Sunday night.

Ortiz landed in Boston around 10 p.m. local time after being flown back to the United States from a medical facility in Santo Domingo. The team confirmed the arrival of the plane about 20 minutes later.

The Red Sox organization sent a plane to the Dominican to transport Ortiz to Boston when doctors determined he was stable enough to fly.

Members of the Boston Police Department motorcycle unit were on hand to escort Ortiz to MGH.

Ortiz underwent emergency surgery overnight after the incident, in which a man walked up to Ortiz at an outdoor restaurant and shot him through his back and side area. Ortiz suffered organ damage and other major injuries associated with gunshot wounds

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