"I think everyone looks forward to seeing that guy on the mound," Farrell said. "He's got great stuff. He's showed he's got very good poise in the first outing he made for us and we'll see it again [Wednesday night]."
Doubront will only be in the bullpen through this turn in the rotation, Farrell said.
"As we're going through this couple-day period to somewhat regroup and get our pitching back on track, this was the one way that we could communicate to everyone involved -- pitchers -- that this would be a concrete plan over the next couple days.
"We didn't want Felix going down and either getting loose or possibly being available -- he is available tonight -- but potentially coming into that game with the thought of him starting tomorrow as well. This was the way to be clear-cut about it."