Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/30/12
Andy Pettitte's road to a comeback has, so far, hit no potholes and— after throwing  another short bullpen session Thursday— is in preparation to throw a simulated game this Sunday. The New York Yankee pitcher's return is still a work in progress but,  depending on how his body feels next week, the lefthander could make his comeback debut in the spring season finale against the New York Mets on Wednesday."We have to kind of see how he feels at the time," said manager Joe Girardi when asked if Pettitte's arm was ready for the workload.  "If it is, we'll try to use him." The 39-year-old Pettitte claims it is not necessary for him to pitch in a big-league exhibition game before spring training ends but, with five throwers vying for the final three spots in the rotation, Girardi probably wants to see him throw a real game before the season starts. "I know he has a simulated game coming up in the next few days," said Girardi.  "I'm not sure if he is going to [Miami] with us.  I think h...
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