The Nippon Ham Fighters held their Nokai (final meeting of the year) on Friday. There was some media chatter that Yu Darvish might approach team officials during the meeting, but it seems that did not happen.
When reporters approached Darvish for comment, he replied, "I have nothing to talk about. I have not met with the team."
And team official Hiroshi Yoshimura left things open when he said, "He is a holdover player so we are also looking into possible salary negotiation dates."
UPDATE @ 9:26pm - Hideki Kuriyama told reporters on Friday that all he could do was believe in Darvish and believe in the Nippon Ham Fighters. He also said he had to consider all possibilities and that he had two scenarios mapped out in his head.