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Axelrod, Quintana swap starting spots

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CHICAGO -- The White Sox flip-flopped their starting rotation for this week, moving Dylan Axelrod from Friday to Thursday and moving Jose Quintana from Thursday to Friday.

Axelrod will pitch against the Nationals on regular rest, while Quintana will have six days before opening a series at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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CHICAGO -- The White Sox flip-flopped their starting rotation for this week, moving Dylan Axelrod from Friday to Thursday and moving Jose Quintana from Thursday to Friday.

Axelrod will pitch against the Nationals on regular rest, while Quintana will have six days before opening a series at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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These changes have nothing to do with injuries but are all about matchups.

"We started looking at the rest of the month," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "We just liked that a little bit better than them being the other way."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.

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