Found March 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Bryce Brentz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Making it onto the field in one piece was a step in the right direction for Bryce Brentz. Just playing wasn’t enough for the 24-year-old prospect, though. Instead, he decided to take two steps forward and produce. Brentz made his spring training debut on Friday when the Red Sox kicked off their split-squad day with a game against the Orioles in Sarasota. The promising, young outfielder hadn’t played all spring because he was recovering from an accidental gunshot wound he suffered while cleaning his shotgun back in January. Brentz said at the time that the news came out about his accident that the injury wasn’t serious, but how could there not be a major level of concern when the organization’s sixth-ranked prospect puts a bullet in his leg? Brentz’s incident inherently led to arguments regarding gun control, gun safety and a number of other hot political topics, but in an effort to keep the attention on baseball, let’s focus on what Friday’s debut meant for the Red Sox. Overall, it’...
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