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Westmoreland hungrier than ever

A year after life-threatening brain surgery, Sox prospect is driven by baseball

Originally Published: March 9, 2011
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The night before Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland was scheduled to undergo a potentially life-threatening surgery to remove a cavernous malformation from his brain stem, he and his family, along with his girlfriend, ate dinner at Outback Steakhouse in Phoenix, Ariz.

It was March 15, 2010.

It was a somber night because no one at the table knew what to expect. The important thing was they were together -- Ryan, his parents Ron and Robin, his girlfriend Charlene ...

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