Barnes was left off Boston's ALCS roster, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Manager Alex Cora clearly didn't trust Barnes in any high-leverage situations against Tampa Bay in the ALDS, as the righty's only appearance came with a 14-6 lead in Game 2. The All-Star closer's omission from postseason rosters would've seemed unfathomable in early July, but a brutal second half drastically changed his role in Boston's bullpen.

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