Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Killed In Car Crash

Former Cleveland Indians infielder dies in car accident

Valbuena, 33, played for the Los Angeles Angels last season before being released in August.

According to ESPN.com, Venezuelan authorities said the crash happened after their vehicle swerved into the opposite side of the road while trying to avoid a sliding rock.

There have been conflicting reports about whether the passengers were robbed following the collision. The auto struck a rock and went off the road.

Both were playing for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan league.

He told El Informador the players were travelling in a caravan home to Barquisimeto from a Thursday night game against Leones del Caracas in the country's capital. It's unclear how much money Castillo may have earned while playing.

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'Everything indicates that it was an instant death, ' Gómez said.

The MLB community lost two of its members Friday when free agent infielder Luis Valbuena and former player Jose Castillo died together in a vehicle accident.

Valbuena played 11 seasons in the Major League Baseball, including two with the Los Angeles Angels - whom he was with until his release from the team in April 2018.

"We lost our players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo in a traffic accident". "Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this time of grief". He batted.232 in 347 games with the Cubs over a three-year period. His final season in Major League Baseball was with the Astros. He also played for the Mariners, Indians, Cubs and Astros during an 11-year career that began in 2008.

Castillo played five seasons in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Giants, before finishing his career with the Astros. The Pirates defeated the Astros 8-0.

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