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Wakefield shows real improvement

Simulated game is a step forward

Jason Bay strolls past bench coach Brad Mills upon returning to the dugout after homering in the fifth inning. Jason Bay strolls past bench coach Brad Mills upon returning to the dugout after homering in the fifth inning. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / August 11, 2009

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Tim Wakefield took his most significant step yet to returning to the Red Sox rotation yesterday, throwing a simulated game on the Fenway Park mound hours before the Sox played the Tigers. Wakefield’s obstacle remains weakness in his left calf stemming from a nerve injury, but both the health of his arm and the quality of his pitching is unaffected. (Full article: 1138 words)

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