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Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz shoots himself in leg
By QMI Agency


Red Sox outfield prospect Brentz will miss spring training after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. (RedSox.MLB.com)

Talk about popping one off early.

Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun, according to the Boston Globe.

"Fortunately for him, it was something he's going to recover from and be fine and won't affect his baseball career," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said.

Brentz will miss spring training as a result of the injury.

"I guess you could say he got lucky relative to what could have happened. I think he understands he got lucky and it's a serious thing. He's got to be careful," Cherington said.

Brentz, 24, is Boston's No. 8 ranked prospect, according to Baseball America.






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