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Ex-Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland retires

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, a Rhode Island native once considered the top prospect in the Red Sox organization, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Westmoreland, who will turn 23 on April 27, underwent brain surgery in March 2010 to correct a cavernous malformation. He had similar surgery last July.

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