Quintana is expected to be available in relief Sunday against the White Sox with Adbert Alzolay receiving the starting nod, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Quintana returned from a lat injury to make a start Tuesday in the Cubs' loss to the Pirates, covering two innings and giving up a run on two hits. Alzolay served as the primary pitcher behind Quintana in that outing, but the two pitchers could end up flip-flopping roles in the regular-season finale. The Cubs are expected to use a four-man rotation of Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Alec Mills in the postseason, so Quintana will likely have to settle for a relief role if manager David Ross elects to include him on the playoff roster.

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