Bryce Brentz 'lucky' to be OK

Updated: February 9, 2013, 6:26 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun two weeks ago, general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday.

The bullet went into Brentz's left leg and out the other side, according to Cherington. The 24-year-old Brentz, who was a nonroster invitee to big league camp, was "lucky" not to have suffered a more significant injury, the GM said.

"He was at home cleaning a gun, and it accidentally went ...

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