...Yu Darvish's next start will likely come on March 6th against the Yakult Swallows (exhibition game). It seems he has also received permission to leave the team to meet the new addition to his family. He told reporters on Friday that he really wants to see his wife.
...Bob Keppel worked on making modifications to his delivery with pitching coach Takeshi Shimazaki and advanced scout Kazuteru Shimada on Friday. Seems he was tipping his off-speed pitches -- he would move his arms just a little when changing his grip on the ball.