A Red Sox gun accident is making news today. Bryce Brentz, a 24-year-old Sox prospect accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun. On Feb. 9, CBS News reported that Brentz won't be heading to Major League camp with the Sox in Florida because he is injured -- but he is still in Fort Myers.
"He was at home cleaning a gun, and it accidentally went off. He was injured in the process. Fortunately for him, it’s something he’s going to recover from and be fine. I guess you could say he got lucky, relative to what happened. 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," said Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington
The Red Sox gun accident shouldn't affect Bryce Brentz's chances with the Sox and Cherington did sound optimistic about getting him out practicing with the team before the end of camp. Brentz is an outfielder who had pretty impressive numbers during last season with Triple A Pawtucket.
According to CBS News, Brentz hit .290 with 17 home runs, 76 RBI with a .340 OBP and a .465 slugging percentage. The Red Sox are in need of some new talent and they need someone who will gel with the team.
This Red Sox gun accident hopefully isn't an omen for the team and Brentz's future relationship.
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