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Westmoreland Undergoes Successful Brain Surgery
03/18/2010 9:03 PM ET

According to the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, Red Sox minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland today underwent successful surgery to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain.  Dr. Robert Spetzler performed the surgery.  The announcement was made by General Manager Theo Epstein.

Following the five-hour procedure, Westmoreland remains in the intensive care unit but has come through the surgery well.  Due to the complexity of this surgery, Ryan will face a difficult period initially before beginning his recovery.

The Red Sox organization asks that media please continue to refrain from contacting the Westmoreland family regarding Ryan’s condition.  More updates will be provided as information becomes available.

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