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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after hitting his 500th career MLB home run off of pitcher Matt Moore #55 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a game on September 12, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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David Ortiz was not intended target of assassination attempt, authorities say

Authorities in the Dominican Republic said former Red Sox star David Ortiz was not the intended target of an assassination attempt, nine days after "Big Papi" was shot at a Santo Domingo bar on June 9.Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez said the target was Sixto David Fernandez, a friend of Ortiz.