A Red Sox gun accident happened when a 24-year-old prospect shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun, CBS Local reports Feb. 9. The baseball team's general manager, Ben Cherington, informed the media Saturday that the incident happened a few weeks ago to Bryce Brentz.
“He was at home cleaning a gun, and it accidentally went off," Cherington said. “He was injured in the process. Fortunately for him, it’s something he’s going to recover from and be fine.”
Brentz was expected at Major League camp with the Red Sox, but due to the gun accident, he hasn't completely healed. The general manager added that the prospect knows how lucky he was the gunshot wasn't worse.
“I guess you could say he got lucky, relative to what happened,” Cherington added. “I think he understands he got lucky, and it’s a serious thing and he has to be careful. He’s here in Fort Myers and he’s recovering and it’s not going to get in the way of his future."
It's possible Brentz will be in the games by the end of camp. The general manager also said that the Red Sox don't have a gun policy.