2 Former Major League Players Killed in Auto Accident

Friday, December 07, 2018


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Luis Valbuena, PHOTO: Wikipedia, Eric Enfermero

CNN is reporting that former Major League Baseball infielders Luis Valbuena and José Castillo were killed in a car crash Thursday in Venezuela. They were playing in the winter league.

"We are living a horrible tragedy in Cardenales de Lara. We lost our players Luis Valbuena and José Castillo in a traffic accident," the Venezuelan club tweeted.

Both players had significant careers in the majors.

Valbuena most recently played for the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. He was just 33-years-of-age.

Castillo played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros between 2004 and 2008. His exact age was not released.


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