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Former MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car crash in Venezuela



The former Los Angeles Los Angeles player Luis Valbuena and the unfaithful unfaithful Jose Castillo died in a car accident Thursday in Venezuela.

"We are saddened by the tragic news that Luis Valbuena and former Major Jose Castillo died in a car accident," Major League Baseball said in a tweet .

Valbuena, 33, and Castillo, 37, were playing in a Venezuelan winter baseball league and were teammates Cardenales de Lara, according to the Athletic .

The couple was in a car when their vehicle hit a rock and veered off the road, reported the Orange County Register. The former Arizona Diamondbacks infestor Carlos Rivero drove the car and survived the accident

"We are deeply saddened to hear the death of the former angel Luis Valbuena and the former infielder MLB José Castillo Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this period of pain, "said the Angels in a tweet .

Valbuena has played 11 seasons in the majors, starting his career in 2008 with the Seattle Mariners. Along the way he played for the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago Cubs, the Houston Astros and the Angels. He played last for the Angels during the 2018 season, but was released in August. He averaged 226 with 114 home runs and 367 RBIs during his career

Castillo played five seasons in the majors – from 2004 to 2008. He started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and then moved to San Francisco Giants. before ending with the Astros. He averaged 0.254 with 39 home runs and 218 RBIs during his career.


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