Cubs: The best international signings in team history

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Chicago Cubs: Others worth mentioning

Current New York Yankee second baseman Gleyber Torres was signed by the Cubs out of Venezuela when he was seventeen. Although he never made the big league roster with the Cubs, Torres showed great potential to become the next big superstar. Unfortunately, Torres was apart of the trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to Chicago.

The team signed outfielder Eloy Jimenez out of the Dominican Republic in 2013 (a month after Torres). Also, like Torres, Jimenez was apart of the group of prospects that the Cubs sent to the White Sox for Jose Quintana.

Welington Castillo was a longtime catcher for the team. They signed him back in 2004 from the Dominican Republic. He played with the team from 2010 to 2015. Over 300 games with the Cubs, he finished his career with a 6.6 WAR.

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The next person the Cubs sign was from Japan. Kosuke Fukudome was not only a fun name to pronounce but also a great athlete to watch. Over the four seasons, Fukudome played for Chicago he hit 37 bombs that drove in 169. He also produced 284 walks during his time.