According to a number of reports, Tsutomu Ito wants the team to secure another foreign player. Daily Sports mentions a right-handed starter while Sponichi figures a starter or a power bat. Right now, the only foreign player on the active roster is Carlos Rosa. The others -- Dicky Gonzalez, Seth Greisinger, Wil Ledezma, and Josh Whitesell -- have not managed to secure spots at Ichi-gun for one reason or another.
Nikkan Sports notes that the Marines are looking into what is currently available, both domestically (trade) and internationally (foreign players).
Sports Hochi adds that Lotte is also interested in Alex Ramirez and is currently discussing trade possibilities with the Yokohama Bay Stars. Ramirez has been spending more time as a bat off the bench over the last couple of months because he can be a liability on defense. A move to the Pacific League would allow him to focus on hitting, which could work to his benefit.