Sunday, March 14, 2010
Get well soon Ryan
Pretty scary news from the Globe today, - Ryan Westmoreland has a condition that will require brain surgery. The official diagnosis is a "cavernous malformation" in his brain, which was found a couple weeks ago. It sounds like it was caught relatively early, but the Red Sox are understandably playing this close to the vest, what with the privacy issues and all. Although many cavernous malformations are asymptomatic, it sounds like Westmoreland was experiencing some symptoms, as he left minor league camp March 4th and saw several specialists. Westmoreland's prospect status is obviously cloudy now, although that is hardly the number 1 concern at this point. Best wishes to Ryan and his family as they go through the surgery and rehab. Westmoreland was the number 1 or number 2 prospect in all the major prospect rankings for the Red Sox system.