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Bryce Brentz | Outfielder | #64

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Middle Tennessee State
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox optioned OF Bryce Brentz to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Brentz was once a promising prospect, but he has faded in a big way in recent years while dealing with injuries. The 27-year-old batted just .232/.308/.382 over 59 games at the Triple-A level last season. Mar 15 - 3:06 PM

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Bryce Brentz struck out all three times he was up Saturday against the Yankees and is 0-for-7 with six strikeouts this spring.

Brentz looked like a quality prospect a few years ago, but he's dealt with injuries three straight seasons and his performance has suffered, too. Since he has power and a terrific arm in right field, he hasn't been completely written off yet. Still, he's one of the most expendable players on Boston's 40-man roster.
Mar 5 - 3:44 PM

Bryce Brentz went 1-for-3 and drove home a run as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees on Friday in Boston.

Brentz got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI single off Chris Capuano in the second inning but the lead would prove to be short lived. He's hitting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles and two RBI in his cup of coffee with the big league club.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Bryce Brentz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz batted .243/.341/.465 with 12 homers over 63 games at Pawtucket this season. The former sandwich round pick figures to only see a few token at-bats in the final weeks.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

It seems like eons ago that Brentz was the 36th overall pick out of Middle Tennessee State in 2010, and hit .306/.365/.574 with 25 doubles and 30 home runs between Low- and High-A in 2011. He hit well through Double-A, but has struggled to consistently hit in Triple-A, and his window could be closing due to the recent acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig, as well as the emergence of Mookie Betts as an outfield option. Brentz will have to really hit in order to get an extended opportunity to play, or could be a "change of scenery" trade option in the off-season.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz returned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday after missing nearly two months due to hamstring issues.

Brentz has struggled on the farm in limited action this year, slashing .205/.312/.379. Now that the hamstring troubles are behind him, hopefully the 25-year old can turn up the heat and earn a September call-up from a club motivated to evaluate youngsters.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz hit his fifth home run of a season for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

The 25-year old Brentz is struggling in Triple-A for the second consecutive year, hitting just .208/.324/.392 with five doubles, one triple, and five home runs. Brentz hit .296/.355/.478 for Double-A Portland in 2012, but has struggled in Triple-A since his promotion at the end of August 2012.
Sun, May 11, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Bryce Brentz hit his second spring homer off the Pirates' Justin Wilson on Monday.

Brentz is a legitimate outfield prospect, though one wonders if he'll ever be good enough to start for Boston's high-powered offense. Last year, he disappointed with his .312 OBP in Triple-A, but he did manage to collect 17 homers in 326 at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket. As scarce as right-handed power is, he rates as valuable depth for the Red Sox.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of OF Bryce Brentz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

An expected move, Bryce is now protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 24-year-old batted .264/.312/.475 with 17 home runs and 56 RBI over 82 games in Triple-A in 2013, a year which included a six-week absence after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He possesses raw power, but hasn't made much progress with his plate discipline.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Red Sox minor league outfielder Bryce Brentz is likely done for the season after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

The surgery was performed on July 16, and a six week recovery puts him back in action at the very end of the minor league season. The slugger hit .272/.321/.487 with 16 home runs for Triple-A Pawtucket this season and could be an option with the Red Sox next season.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Red Sox prospect outfielder Bryce Brentz (leg) is slated to begin playing in minor league games on Wednesday.

Brentz got a late start this spring after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun in January, but he's back to 100 percent. The 24-year-old outfielder is a .276/.335/.479 hitter over his first three professional seasons and was ranked as the organization's No. 8 prospect by Baseball America over the winter.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Red Sox prospect outfielder Bryce Brentz (leg) hasn't been cleared for full baseball activities.

Brentz is behind the other players in camp after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun in January. He is currently hitting and throwing on flat ground, but he has yet to spring at full speed. Still, the Red Sox expect him to be ready by the time minor league games begin on March 13.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said he wouldn't rule out Bryce Brentz (leg) appearing in games by the end of spring training.

Cherington confirmed that Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun, and is no longer on the spring training roster. However, the injury is not considered serious, and the Red Sox don't expect him to miss any time during the season. A supplemental first-round pick in 2010, Brentz spent the majority of last year at the Double-A level, where he batted .296/.355/.478 with 17 home runs and 76 RBI in 122 games (456 plate appearances).
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz told's Alex Speier that his absence from big league camp in spring training is due to an injury that he sustained from an accidental discharge of a gun he was cleaning.

The specifics of the injury aren't yet known, but Brentz said it's "nothing serious" and expects to be ready for the start of the minor league season. Brentz spent the majority of 2012 at the Double-A level and likely would have been among the first cuts in spring training. While his path to the majors is currently blocked, he could make an impact with the Red Sox at some point in 2013.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Bryce Brentz upped his hitting streak to 21 games on Monday with a 3-for-5 performance for Single-A Greenville.

Brentz was a triple shy of the cycle. He leads the South Atlantic League in hits and runs, and is hitting .345 on his current streak.
Tue, May 10, 2011 02:30:00 AM

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