The Fighters plan to take things slow with Yu Darvish. It seems they won't put a time-line on Darvish's return and will not let him take the mound until he's fully recovered.
"More important than starting on opening day is being able to pitch in as many games during the regular season. Pitching during Spring camp? That really isn't very important," said pitching coach Kazuyuki Atsuzawa.
The team will likely leave the decision of when to pitch up to Darvish.