Right-hander Drew Carpenter, whom the Blue Jays called up from Triple-A Las Vegas following Monday's game, is someone Farrell is counting on for multiple innings out of the bullpen.
Carpenter has started and pitched in relief at Las Vegas this season, and gives the Blue Jays another arm in a bullpen that been used heavily.
"In an ideal world, for him to come in here in a game in the sixth or seventh inning, and we're down a run, hold the game right there," Farrell said. "That's the role, and we're looking for that guy to support the relievers that we go to when we're tied or we're up a run or two. There has been a void there."
The Blue Jays rotation has been faced with challenges, and the team has had to turn to a group of arms that weren't expected to be part of the staff, such as Cecil, Carlos Villanueva -- who started in the bullpen -- Aaron Laffey and Jesse Chavez.
If Toronto is in need of more starters, it could possibly look to Double-A New Hampshire to find them.
Farrell said right-handers Chad Jenkins and Deck McGuire are on the radar when it comes to the next arms in line on the depth chart.
"They haven't been ruled out, I can tell you that," Farrell said.
McGuire has struggled this season, sporting a 4-9 record and 6.22 ERA, while Jenkins is 4-7 with a 4.91 ERA. The 23-year-old McGuire was ranked Toronto's No. 9 prospect by MLB.com prior to the start of the season.