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The Journal Gazette

Friday, July 12, 2019 1:00 am


Ortiz in good spirits after 3rd operation

Staff, news services

BOSTON – Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound.

Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement Thursday that he is “recovering well and in good spirits.” He had the surgery this week at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic last month. Dominican police have said he was mistaken for another man who was sitting near him at the club.

Police say a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting.


Around the major leagues

Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball after his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Sunday. Marisnick, who also was fined, appealed the suspension and was available to play Thursday against Texas. ... St. Louis placed catcher Yadier Molina on the injured list with a strained right thumb and activated infielder Matt Carpenter as part of a series of roster moves. St. Louis also brought up left-hander Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis, optioned left-hander Tyler Webb and outfielder Rangel Ravelo to Memphis, and transferred pitcher Jordan Hicks to the 60-day IL.


State Hall elects officers, board

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has elected new officers and added new members to its board of directors effective July 1. Jerry Peirson, a 2010 inductee, was elected president. Mark Baltz, a 2013 recipient of the Hall of Fame's Center Circle Officials Award, was elected executive vice president. Ray Pavy, a 1990 inductee, remains the organization's treasurer. Donna Sullivan, a 2002 inductee, was appointed to a two-year term as secretary. Steve Platt, Dave Schellhase and Rick Goins joined the executive committee. Tony Etchison, Jimmie Howell, Jennifer Jacoby and Laura Titus, were appointed to four-year terms on the board of directors.


$500,000 bail set for ex-Irish back

A judge in Las Vegas set bail at $500,000 and ordered house arrest for a former pro football player awaiting trial on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter. Former NFL and Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood, 28, remained jailed Thursday. Wood and 26-year-old girlfriend Amy Taylor are accused of fatally injuring Taylor's daughter, La'Rayah Davis, by physical abuse. Both have pleaded not guilty.


Till brings home match play title

Sam Till Jr. of Fort Wayne won the Indiana Golf Association Super Senior Match Play title at the Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis on Wednesday. He beat top-seeded Skip Runnels 2 and 1.


U17 World Cup pairings set

The United States was drawn to play Senegal, Japan and the Netherlands in the group stage of the Under-17 World Cup in Brazil. The U.S. opens Group D play Oct. 27 against Senegal at Cariacica, meets Japan three days later in Cariacica and closes the first round versus the Netherlands in Goiania. The U.S. lost 4-1 to eventual champion England in the quarterfinals two years ago. The Americans' best finish was fourth in 1999 with a roster that included Fort Wayne native DaMarcus Beasley.