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Andy Pettitte throws simulated game

Updated: September 12, 2012, 8:47 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Andy Pettitte threw 55 pitches Wednesday in what he hopes will be his final simulated game, and now his fate largely rests with New York Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad, who will examine the 40-year-old left-hander after the team returns home from Boston on Friday to determine if he is ready to return to full game action.

Pettitte last pitched on June 27, when he suffered a broken left ankle on a comebacker in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians.

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