2 Former Major League Players Killed in Auto Accident
Friday, December 07, 2018
"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.
Luis Valbuena reportedly perished in a car accident. Best known for stints w/Indians, Cubs, Astros & Angels.— Mark Suleymanov (@TheMARKOut1) December 7, 2018
Remembered a July 2014 game where Valbuena hit a go-ahead 2-run HR. 1 inning earlier, Cardinals tied game on an Oscar Tavares pinch-hit single.