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07/13/2012 7:58 PM EST

Ryan Westmoreland undergoes surgery

BOSTON, MA—Boston Red Sox minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland today underwent surgery for a complication of a cavernous malformation in his brain.  According to the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, the surgery was a success and Ryan is doing well in recovery.  Dr. Robert Spetzler performed the procedure.  The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.

The Red Sox organization asks that media please refrain from contacting the Westmoreland family regarding Ryan’s condition.

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