Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo Are Killed in Car Crash

Two former main league baseball gamers, Luis Valbuena and José Castillo, have been killed in a automotive crash in Yaracuy, Venezuela, on Thursday.

The boys, each of whom have been Venezuelan natives, have been taking part in winter league ball within the nation.

Two different males within the automotive, together with the driving force, survived.

Valbuena, 33, an infielder, performed for the Mariners, Indians, Cubs, Astros and Angels.

By no means a star, he contributed principally off the bench. He hit 25 house runs for the Astros in 2015, and his greatest batting common was .260 the subsequent 12 months.

He was launched by the Angels in August after hitting .199.

Castillo, 37, performed as an infielder within the majors from 2004 to 2008 with the Pirates, Giants and Astros. He moved on to signal for groups in China and Japan.

Each males have been taking part in for the Lara Cardinals within the Venezuelan Skilled Baseball League.

Their deaths recall a January day in 2017 when two ballplayers, Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte, died in separate automotive crashes of their house nation, the Dominican Republic.

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