STARKVILLE – John Cohen decided Tuesday to move ahead with plans to shuffle his weekend pitching rotation, starting with an upcoming visit to Arkansas.
The Mississippi State coach is taking junior right-hander Devin Jones (2-4, 4.43 ERA) out of his role as Friday starter. Cohen said Tuesday that sophomore righty Chris Stratton will slide up from Saturday to Friday, and junior southpaw Nick Routt will move into the Saturday slot.
The Sunday starter is yet to be determined. Jones, who has posted a 10.05 ERA in SEC play, could start that day or might come out of the bullpen during the weekend.
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