Ian Kennedy is ready to throw batting practice.
The Yankees right-hander, coming back from May surgery to remove an aneurysm from beneath his right biceps, threw 45 pitches off a mound at the team's complex in Tampa, Fla., and pronounced himself all set to throw batting practice Wednesday.
According to The Associated Press, Kennedy "said he felt great" after Monday's bullpen session and will throw 30 pitches Wednesday. Kennedy, 24, also is slated to throw to hitters Saturday and next Tuesday.
Kennedy, a starter who went 1-4 with a 6.14 ERA in 13 games -- 12 starts -- with the Yankees in 2007 and 2008, was pitching at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year when the aneurysm was discovered. If he remains healthy, Kennedy will pitch in the instructional league in September and in the Arizona Fall League.
Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.