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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” and that he expects to be ready for the start of the season. Cherington said that Brentz is “lucky.”
Brentz hit .290 split between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket in 2012. He had 17 home runs, 76 RBIs and seven stolen bases. He is expected to start the 2013 season in Pawtucket.
Brentz was drafted in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft out of Middle Tennessee State. He is listed as the Red Sox’ No. 6 prospect on SoxProspects.com.
Photo via Facebook/Bryce Brentz
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
You might want to unload the gun while you are...
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