Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Killed In Car Crash

Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Killed In Car Crash

'We are saddened by the tragic news that Luis Valbuena and former major leaguer Jose Castillo have died in a vehicle accident, ' Major League Baseball tweeted early Friday morning.

According to reports, their automobile hit a rock in the road, sending the vehicle out of control and leading to their unfortunate deaths.

The Cardenales de Lara, of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, made the announcement overnight.

They and Venezuela Winter League teammate Carlos Rivero, who was injured but survived the wreck, were passengers in the vehicle.

"We are living through a disgusting tragedy", the Cardenales said on Twitter.

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Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo have been killed in a auto crash in Venezuela.

While he hasn't played in the Majors since that 2008 campaign, he continued his career with a pair of seasons in Japan, where he suited up for the Yokohama Bay Stars and the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2010-11.

Valbuena, 33, recently played for the Los Angeles Angels and had been a free agent since the end of the 2018 season. "During his two seasons in Houston, Luis was an extremely popular player with his teammates and the Astros staff. He helped our franchise turn a corner in 2015 and provided many cherished memories". He batted.254 with 39 home runs and 218 RBI during his five Major League Baseball seasons.

"We want the public to know that we have succeeded in DETAINING 4 individuals that were found with some of the belongings of the Major League Baseball players", tweeted Julio León Heredia, the governor of Yaracuy state.

Castillo, 31, played in the big leagues from 2004-2008, and was a stout defender for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, and the Astros as well. "The #Cubs organization sends its condolences to his family and friends".

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