The Marines appear to have signed 36-year-old former Yomiuri Giant Bryan Corey to a 1-year deal worth 27M yen. An official contract likely won't be signed until some time in January.
Chiba may also be ready to announce a deal with Bill Murphy at some point next week. They are still talking to Eric Stults and likely won't come to any agreement until the start of the new year. If that doesn't pan out, the Marines will likely shift their attention to 25-year-old Romulo Sanchez (NYY).