|Bryce Brentz expected to play games in the coming weeks||03.01.13 at 4:26 pm ET|
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Outfielder Bryce Brentz, the minor league prospect who accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun, has not yet been cleared to take part in full baseball activities. To this point, according to Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett, he’s hitting and throwing on flat ground but he cannot yet sprint at full speed.
As a result, he has yet to participate in any spring training games (which often feature extra players from minor league camp in the late innings), but the Sox expect that he will be able to do so at some point this month.
“We fully expect at some point in camp he’d be over in games here. When, we don’t have the exact date but we’re hopeful that he would be back at full baseball activity and get into games on our side,” said Farrell.
Farrell said that he expects Brentz to be game-ready by the time minor league contests begin on March 13, with opportunities to enter games in big league camp soon to follow.
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