Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been able to sit up and take a few steps over the past 24 hours after undergoing a second surgery in Boston, according to his wife, Tiffany.

In an update released through the team early Wednesday afternoon, Tiffany Ortiz said her husband is continuing to recover in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night. She said David Ortiz is continuing to receive treatment from Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon.

"His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery," Tiffany Ortiz said in the statement. "My family and I again want to thank everyone for their endless love and well wishes, and still ask for privacy while David continues to heal."