Abad was charged with a run and let two inherited runners score in Tuesday night's win over Baltimore. In seven games over four innings for Boston, Abad has given up five runs on seven hits and three walks.

It appears Tuesday's outing was the final straw for manager John Farrell, who told Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald that he will stop using Abad in high-leverage situations for now and have Robbie Ross work setup when a left-hander his required. "We're going to have to get some work done to gain a little confidence and get him going," Farrell said. "We've used (the other bullpen lefty Ross) early in the game because he's got multi-inning capability. But we're probably going to have to shift that here a little bit."

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