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Ryan Westmoreland makes progress

Updated: February 21, 2011, 10:10 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's been almost one year since Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland underwent surgery to remove a cavernous malformation on his brain stem.

His recovery is nothing short of miraculous, and the 20-year-old outfielder is back at spring training and has been hitting balls tossed by coaches the last few days. He says he feels good.

"Doctors didn't think I would be able to take BP this early," he said Monday afternoon.

The Portsmouth, R.I., native is scheduled ...

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