Luis Valbuena, who played for the Los Angeles Angels in 2018, and former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jose Castillo died in an automobile accident in Venezuela on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
Former Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Carlos Rivero, who survived the accident, was driving the car when it collided with a rock that rolled on to the road, according to multiple reports.
The Venezuelan staff mentioned their car overturned as they had been heading to town of Barquisimeto after a sport within the capital, Caracas.
Valbuena used to be 33 years outdated, whilst Castillo used to be 37. The 2 had been taking part in iciness ball for Cardenales de Lara in Venezuela.
“We’re saddened by way of the tragic information that Luis Valbuena and previous main leaguer Jose Castillo have died in a automotive coincidence,” Primary League Baseball mentioned in a tweet.
Valbuena performed 11 seasons within the main leagues, beginning his profession with the Seattle Mariners in 2008, and likewise performed for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros sooner than the former two seasons with the Angels. He used to be a loose agent.
Castillo performed within the majors from 2004-08 for the Pirates, Astros and San Francisco Giants.