David Ortiz says he's 'feeling good' in his 1st statement since shooting

David Ortiz.
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Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been released from the hospital and is speaking out for the first time since being shot in the Dominican Republic last month.

Ortiz in a statement on Monday thanked the medical team at the Center for Advanced Medicine in Santo Domingo and Massachusetts General Hospital, calling them "some of the best teammates I have ever had," per ABC News. He also thanked fans for their prayers and the Red Sox organization "for their continuing assistance to me and my family."

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