Kennedy throws simulated game

Updated: September 8, 2009, 2:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees pitcher Ian Kennedy felt good after his first game-type action since surgery in May to remove an aneurysm below his right biceps.

Kennedy threw 22 of 35 pitches for strikes over two innings in a simulated game against Yankees minor leaguers on Tuesday. The right-hander said it remains doubtful he will make an appearance in a minor league playoff this season, but he is set to pitch in the instructional league later this month and the Arizona Fall League.

The 24-year old is scheduled to throw 50 pitches in a three-inning simulated game on Saturday.

Kennedy was pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he had numbness in his pitching hand. He went 1-4 with a 6.14 ERA in 13 games with the Yankees from 2007-08.

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