Red Sox prospect to undergo brain surgery

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Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein announced Saturday that outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland has a “cavernous malformation” in his brain and will require surgery to fix it. 

From the description of a brain malformation on the Providence Journal’s website, it sounds like he should be able to make a full recovery.  Still, any time you combine the words “brain” and “surgery” there is obvious reason for concern.  Westmoreland, 19, is an immensely talented prospect, and hit .296/401/.484 with seven homers, 35 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 223 at-bats last season for Single-A Lowell.