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Third to first

• Relievers Matt Lindstrom and Nate Jones both appeared in Minor League games Thursday at Camelback Ranch. Lindstrom went two innings and Jones went an extended inning. They worked on a variety of pitches and had good workouts, according to pitching coach Don Cooper.

• Ventura indicated the White Sox rotation would line up as Chris Sale, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd and Jose Quintana, followed by their fifth-starter selection.

• Floyd is tied for the Cactus League lead in strikeouts with 15.

• Following Thursday's 8-3 victory over Milwaukee, the White Sox optioned outfielders Jordan Danks and Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Charlotte. With the moves, the White Sox have 34 players remaining in Major League camp: 18 pitchers, three catchers, nine infielders and four outfielders.

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