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Source: Full prognosis still not known

Updated: March 17, 2010, 9:07 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland underwent brain surgery Tuesday that was successful, according to a statement from the team Tuesday night, but faces a "difficult period" in the aftermath of the five-hour operation.

A complete prognosis will not be known for a few days, a team source said, adding that the surgery "went well" for the 19-year-old Rhode Island native, who had a cavernous malformation, or angioma, removed from his brain stem.

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