According to Sanspo, the Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to select player + money compensation for losing Shuiuchi Murata to the Yomiuri Giants.
Said GM Shigeru Takada, "I have already told the owner that I will definitely go after player for compensation. ... I will not narrow my options down to any specific kinds of players and will select anyone that can contribute right away, maybe even someone that can surprise."
Takada also said that he plans on signing one foreign position player and one foreign pitcher.