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Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz has shot himself in the leg. The minor league is expected to miss all of spring training because of the incident. He was going to be given a chance to play the spring out in the Major League camp.
According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Brentz was cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off. Brentz was hit by the stray bullet. He says the injury is not severe, but it could keep him from playing during the spring at all.
“Everything is fine,” Brentz said. “After the rookie program, I had an accident. Everything is fine, but I was cleaning my gun and it accidentally discharged on me and I sustained an injury. Nothing serious."
Nothing serious. The man was shot. That's always serious. There have been reports that Brentz may still be able to pitch by the end of spring, but this will only be confirmed depending on how well he heals. Brentz says he is already healing well, but it will take some time for him to be able to take the field again.
Brentz was promoted to Triple-A at the end of last season, and he was expected to start the season in Triple-A this year. But Brentz is not far off from joining the Major League club. In his minor league career, Brentz is a .276/.335/.479 hitter. He is a quick outfielder with power.
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Bryce Brentz was on pace to participate in spring training with the Red Sox, but an early January accident will delay the start of his 2013 baseball season. Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning his shotgun, as first reported by WEEI.com. Ben Cherington confirmed the news while meeting with the media on Saturday. The 24-year-old outfielder said the injury is “nothing serious”...
Boston Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz won't be participating in big league spring training camp this year due to an injury he sustained when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.The incident reportedly occurred last month and will prevent the outfielder from getting the chance to make the Red Sox roster on Opening Day. If not for the accident, Brentz would have had the opportunity...
My theory is if you can’t clean a gun properly you shouldn’t own a gun. Take the case of Bryce Brentz who pulled a Plaxico on himself according to Deadspin.
#RedSox OF prospect Bryce Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun a few weeks ago. Not on ST roster as a result.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 9, 2013
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