FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg last month, but could recover in time to play in spring training. Cherington said Saturday that Brentz was cleaning the gun went it went off. The bullet passed through Brentz’s left leg. Cherington said Brentz wasn’t doing anything illegal. The GM said the team had talked to the 24-year-old about the accident. Brentz was a first-round draft pick by the Red Sox in 2010. He hit a combined .290 with 17 home runs and 76 RBIs last season in Double-A and Triple-A.
The Sox 2013 season is off to a fiery start! Pretty much the only good thing you could say about the team last year was “Well at least none of them have been stupid enough to shoot themselves in the leg while cleaning a loaded gun.” Crossed that one off the list early this time out. Only place you can go from rock bottom is up, I guess.
Big question is how much do you think Lucchino sells this bullet for once Brentz makes the big league roster?
PS – At first I was like “whoa he’s white” but then I was all “well he wasn’t in a nightclub and he legally owns the gun so I guess that makes sense.”