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According to MLB, 223 players born outside the U.S. were on Opening Day rosters. The Rangers had the most foreign-born players with 15, while the Cubs were fifth with 10. The Cubs have the most Dominican players with seven. The Dominican Republic leads the Major Leagues with 82 players on Opening Day rosters. The Cubs’ Dominican contingent includes Emilio Bonifacio, Welington Castillo, Starlin Castro, Junior Lake, Pedro Strop, Jose Veras, Carlos Villanueva. Other foreign born players on the Cubs include Venezuelans Hector Rondon and Luis Valbuena, and Japanese pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.