Tsutomu Ito has asked the front office to seriously look into acquiring another foreign player. Chiba Lotte Marine official Nobuhira Hayashi told reporters today that he would like to do something to help Ito. When asked if they might go after a power bat, he did not give any details and added that they have not ruled out pitchers. He also said that they were looking at all possibilities, including players with and without prior NPB experience.
Source: Daily Sports 5/5/2017