March 13, 2010

Bad news out of Spring Training

While I was yukking it up about the Red Sox pitching prospects, some bad news reared its ugly head about Boston's prospect Ryan Westmoreland. He has a brain malformation that will require surgery.

The team announced Saturday that doctors diagnosed a cavernous malformation in Westmoreland's brain, which will be operated on in Phoenix on Tuesday.

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated broke the news on Twitter.

Westmoreland, who turns 20 in April, left camp in Fort Myers, Fla. on March 4 and was diagnosed the next day in Massachusetts. 

That's not fun. Not in the least. Prayers go out to Westmoreland and his family as this is a very serious ailment and hopefully he'll come through it fine and be able to be back out on the baseball diamond.

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