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Red Sox prospect to undergo brain surgery

Mar 13, 2010, 7:10 PM EST

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein announced Saturday that outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland has a “cavernous malformation” in his brain and will require surgery to fix it. 

From the description of a brain malformation on the Providence Journal’s website, it sounds like he should be able to make a full recovery.  Still, any time you combine the words “brain” and “surgery” there is obvious reason for concern.  Westmoreland, 19, is an immensely talented prospect, and hit .296/401/.484 with seven homers, 35 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 223 at-bats last season for Single-A Lowell.

  1. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre - Mar 13, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    “Still, any time you combine the words “brain” and “surgery” there is obvious reason for concern”
    Definitely. I wish the kid a successful surgery and full recovery.

  2. bodenwieser - Mar 13, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    This is no more than a pipe dream. Bay and Delgado are already free agents, the Mets can sign them both, no need to make trades.
    http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/burn-maxx-acai-review-does-burn-maxx-acai-really-work-1967141.html

  3. Advertisers R Us - Mar 14, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    “Bay and Delgado are already free agents, the Mets can sign them both, no need to make trades.”
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    Ummm…. yeah. Nice insightful comment to setup a smooth and seamless segue to advertise a product of dubious merit.

  4. peteinfla - Mar 14, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    You are a piece of crap. That you would even consider using a blog report like this serious and sad one about Westmoreland to advertise your crappy product which has been CLINICALLY PROVED NOT TO WORK is reprehensible. You are a disgusting piece of s**t, your product is fraudulant. I hope you get hit by a bus.

  5. Nasty Boy - Mar 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    I too wish this kid all the best, although I dislike the so called ” nation” (note lower case) When a 19 year old life is at stake , all that other stuff is put aside. I read where this type of operation is very touchy, so God bless him , and keep him well. We should all pray for his complete recovery.

  6. dp - Mar 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    I agree , this guy must be in another world. Baseball isn’t shit when a 19 year old kids life is a stake.

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