He was listed as a top 50 prospect in many circles. Although it is not clear how long this procedure will delay him resuming baseball activities, I wish him the best and a full recovery. From what I have seen, it doesn't seem like the big of a procedure, but anytime brain surgery is mentioned, it is a serious procedure IMO.
Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland has been diagnosed with a cavernous malformation in his brain and will require surgery to correct it.
The kid has some seriously bad luck. Westmoreland, 19, suffered a broken clavicle last season after crashing into an outfield wall and now he's scheduled to undergo what sounds like a serious brain procedure. The Red Sox have not given any indication as to when the outfielder might be ready to compete again, but we're thinking he'll take it easy in 2010.