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One year later, Ryan Westmoreland is on the field

03.16.11 at 5:47 pm ET

FORT MYERS, Fla. — On the one-year anniversary of the life-threatening brain surgery he underwent in Arizona, Ryan Westmoreland was on the field at the Red Sox player development facility taking batting practice with a group of Red Sox prospects. Given the circumstances of a year ago, when it was uncertain when or whether he would walk again while recovering from the removal of a cavernous malformation on his brain stem, the event was little short of remarkable.

“I would have liked to have done a little bit better,” Westmoreland said of his round of batting practice. “But I’ll take it.”

For more on Westmoreland one year after his brain surgery, click here.

Exactly one year after undergoing brain surgery, Red Sox minor leaguer Ryan Westmoreland was on the field in Fort Myers taking batting practice. (WEEI.com)

Ryan Westmoreland (WEEI.com)

Ryan Westmoreland in the batting cage (WEEI.com)

Ryan Westmoreland (WEEI.com)

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