Sox’ Westmoreland Running and Throwing After March Brain Surgery

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland is making progress in his return from brain surgery and doing his best to be “a normal 20-year-old kid.”

The minor-league outfielder had brain surgery in March. Westmoreland says there's no timetable on his return to field, but his father says he's now able to do some throwing and running.

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein says it was a shock to Westmoreland's teammates to have someone who seemed so healthy have such a serious disease. But the other players have been supportive.

Westmoreland was diagnosed with a cavernous malformation on his brain stem and underwent surgery in March.
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