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Ryan Westmoreland | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Ryan Westmoreland, 22, has retired from baseball.
"With a clear mind and heart, as well as the unwavering support and friendship of my family, friends, agent(s), doctors, therapists and the Boston Red Sox, I have decided to voluntarily retire as a professional baseball player," Westmoreland wrote in an email Wednesday. The promising outfield prospect underwent surgery to remove a cavernous malformation from his brain stem in March 2010 and hasn't been able to fully recover. Wed, Mar 6, 2013 01:48:00 PM

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Red Sox outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland underwent successful surgery for a complication of the cavernous malformation in his brain.

Westmoreland underwent a major surgical procedure to remove a cavernous malformation on his brain stem in April of 2010. He had been slowly taking steps in his recovery since then, even participating in the Dominican Instructional League over this past off-season. While this recent surgery will set him back, the important thing is that surgery was successful. The 22-year-old outfielder has already endured countless hardships and obstacles in his career, but still remains determined and focused to achieve his dream of playing in the major leagues.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 08:12:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland is heading to the Dominican Winter League.

Westmoreland will be limited to DHing during his time in the Dominican, but the news represents yet another significant step for the recovering 21-year-old. He underwent a major surgical procedure last year to remove a cavernous malformation on his brain stem.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 12:25:00 PM

Red Sox prospect outfielder Ryan Westmoreland is scheduled to see live pitching Wednesday for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in April of 2010.

Good news. The plan is for Westmoreland to track pitches coming out of the pitcher's hand rather than swing, but this still represents a significant step for the the 21-year-old. The hope is that Westmoreland will eventually get an at-bat in a game, likely in the Instructional League or the Dominican Instructional League.
Source: WEEI.com
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 09:00:00 AM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland (brain surgery) will begin facing live pitching soon.

Westmoreland underwent a major surgical procedure last year to remove a cavernous malformation on his brain stem. He's been taking batting practice for the past several days and should gain clearance to begin participating in simulated games shortly. "They know I’m ready, and I know I’m ready," said the 21-year-old outfielder. "I’m physically and mentally ready — whether I hit the ball or not — to get in the batter’s box again.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 09:17:00 AM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland (brain surgery) has a checkup Tuesday in Boston with a neurologist.

Westmoreland underwent surgery last year to remove a cavernous malformation on his brain stem. He's been working out at the Red Sox's spring training complex for several weeks now and even started taking batting practice recently. The checkup should go well.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 03:49:00 PM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland (brain surgery) was participating in drills Tuesday in big league camp.

Westmoreland has made a smooth recovery from a serious procedure that involved the removal of a cavernous malformation on his brain stem. He just started taking batting practice a few weeks ago and probably won't play in live games this spring, but the 20-year-old outfielder should slowly immerse himself back into baseball as the summer nears. Westmoreland batted .296/.401/.484 with seven homers and 19 steals across 60 games for the Single-A Lowell Spinners in 2009.
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 02:10:00 PM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland (brain surgery) is currently working out in Florida and taking batting practice as part of a gradual rehab program.

Westmoreland, who turns 21 in April, underwent surgery last March to remove a cavernous malformation on his brain stem, but has already made unbelievable progress. "We'll push him when we can push him, and we'll have to pull him back when we need to pull him back," said Red Sox farm director Mike Hazen. "There's no time frame on when he might see game action or anything like that. But I know he's chomping at it, wanting to get out there and do some stuff. I feel like we've pushed him, repeatedly, to where he's wanted to be pushed." There's no way to know when he'll work his way back into game action, but he's already quite an inspiration.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 02:20:00 PM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland (brain surgery) is now taking batting practice two or three times per week.

The 20-year-old outfielder underwent surgery in April to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain. He's making steady progress, though, and was in good spirits on the sidelines of Sunday's Colts-Patriots game. Westmoreland batted .296/.401/.484 with seven home runs and 19 stolen bases in 60 games for the Single-A Lowell Spinners in 2009 and remains a promising piece of the Red Sox's future.
Mon, Nov 22, 2010 09:20:00 AM

Ryan Westmoreland (brain surgery) will join Single-A Lowell this week to continue his rehab in non-game action.

Westmoreland won't play for the Lowell Spinners, but he'll participate in team drills and take batting practice. The 20-year-old prospect underwent surgery in April to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain. He has a long road ahead but is certainly moving in the right direction.
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 03:05:00 PM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland is hoping to take part in the fall instructional league next month, even if he doesn't progress to playing in games.

Westmoreland, who underwent brain surgery in March, is back running, throwing and hitting soft toss. He's yet to face live pitching, so he's probably not going to be ready to play in games in September. Still, his recovery has gone as well as anyone could have hoped.
Source: WEEI
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 05:01:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland hit off a tee Wednesday for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in March.

The 20-year-old Westmoreland underwent surgery just a few months ago to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain, and yet he is already setting his sights on resuming full baseball-related activities. It will be a slow process, and there is currently no timetable for his return.
Wed, Jul 14, 2010 09:59:00 PM

During a conference call on Wednesday, Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland said that his "progress has been amazing" after undergoing brain surgery in March.

"I keep hearing from pretty much every doctor that the progress is what they term remarkable. Only three months out I feel like I’m doing things that are above the limits of what the doctors thought," said Westmoreland, who is already doing some running and throwing along with physical and occupational therapy four days a week. "The therapists themselves are setting goals for me and I’m breaking those goals earlier than they expected. From a general perspective I’m definitely getting better. I don’t stop setting goals for myself and neither do they and it’s good because it keeps me going and I want to break through those goals earlier." The 20-year-old said that his doctors have not presented any sort of timeline for a return to baseball, but he's already quite the inspirational story.
Source: WEEI.com
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:48:00 PM

Red Sox prospect outfielder Ryan Westmoreland will be on a conference call at noon ET on Wednesday.

It will be the first time the 20-year-old has spoken with the media since he underwent surgery to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain in March. Westmoreland hopes to resume his baseball career at some point in the future, but he is still getting comfortable with his motor skills after surgery.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:02:00 AM

Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland, who underwent brain surgery in early April, was released from the hospital Tuesday.

The Red Sox released a statement to go along with the 20-year-old's release from the hospital, stating that Westmoreland "will continue to undergo physical and occupational therapy as an outpatient at Spaulding [Rehabilitation Hospital]. He has been making steady progress and is great spirits." It's not known when he might resume baseball-related activities.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 11:58:00 AM

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