Nippon Ham Fighters pitching coach Masato Yoshii has hinted that there's a possibility that Yu Darvish might not be ready to pitch in the Climax Series.
He'll need at least 2-3 more bullpen sessions before we can even think about putting him in any games. We have considered the possibility of him not being ready for the Climax Series.
It's still probably too early to make any real comments at this point since Darvish just had his first bullpen session on Monday. But the fact that it was even mentioned should be of some concern.