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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