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SportsEx-MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car crash after Venezuelan winter league game, per reports

10:15  07 december  2018
10:15  07 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Major League Baseball 의 공식 사이트, MLB .com에 오신 것을 환영합니다. Luis Valbuena . #18 3B. Summary Stats News Awards Shop. 9-26 played in 20 games in the Venezuelan Winter League for Cardenales de Lara, batting .247 (18x73) with five homers, 16 RBI and an .855 OPS.

The Official Site of the Major League Baseball . Jose Gregorio Castillo his favorite place to eat is Chipotle and his favorite show is Family Guy his all-time favorite athletes are Jose Altuve and Cristiano of the Venezuelan Winter League and did not allow a run in 14 relief appearances.

Ex-MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car crash after Venezuelan winter league game, per reports © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in an automobile crash early Friday after playing in a winter league game in Venezuela, according to multiple reports.

Valbuena turned 33 on Nov. 30. Castillo was 37.

The two were teammates for Lara, which played at Caracas on Thursday night. A team spokesperson confirmed their deaths to Venezuelan journalist Ephraim Zavarce (per the Orange County Register).

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Univision Sports, citing sources close to the players, reported Valbuena, Castillo and another player, former major leaguer Carlos Rivero, were traveling in Valbuena's car from Caracas' University Stadium to Barquisimento, where Lara is scheduled to play Friday and Saturday. Beisbolplay.com, citing a source, reported the car — which was being driven by Rivero's chauffeur — struck a rock and then went off the road in the state of Yarucuy.

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Major League Baseball has been hit by a double tragedy after two players were killed in separate car crashes in their native Dominican Republic.

Fullname: Luis Miguel Castillo . Nickname: La Piedra. Led National League rookies in ERA and opponents' batting average (.202) while ranking eighth among rookies in strikeouts following the season was rated by Baseball America the seventh-best prospect in the Southern League was the

Rivero survived the crash, Univision reported.

Valbuena, an infielder, played for five MLB clubs, most recently the Angels in 2017 and 2018. He began his career with the Mariners in 2008 and later played for the Indians, Cubs and Astros.

Castillo, also an infielder, played five seasons in the majors for the Pirates, Giants and Astros from 2004-08.

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