Seems Sponichi spoke to Yu Darvish's father on Monday to find out what he thought with regards to his son playing in the Majors.
Said Farsa Darvish (Yu's father), "If he wants to go, I see nothing wrong with him going. They just had a new baby so all I ask is that he discuss this with his wife." He also apparently prefaced that by saying, "People around him keep saying sometime this year, but I'm not sure if it's something that will happen so soon."
Fighters' president Junichi Fujii recently told reporters that while Darvish is a key piece to their team, "in the end, it's all up to him."