FILE PHOTO: Chicago Cubs’ Luis Valbuena reacts after hitting a double in opposition to the Atlanta Braves all the way through the 3rd inning in their Nationwide League MLB three-hitter in Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 2013 REUTERS/Jim Younger
CARACAS (Reuters) – Two former Primary League Baseball gamers died on Friday in a automotive twist of fate in Venezuela, the place they’d been taking part in for a neighborhood group within the Venezuelan wintry weather league, MLB mentioned in a commentary.
The gamers, Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo, have been riding with two teammates again to town of Barquisimeto early Friday morning when their automotive hit a rock within the street simply ahead of 2 a.m. native time, in step with the membership’s spokesman and a police file.
They performed in a fit on Thursday for the Cardenales de Lara group in opposition to Leones del Caracas. The 2 teammates within the automotive, one in all whom was once the motive force, had been injured however survived, the spokesman mentioned.
Valbuena, 33, performed for the Los Angeles Angels final season ahead of being launched in August. He additionally performed for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros over 11 primary league seasons.
Castillo, 37, final seemed within the majors for the Astros in 2008. He additionally performed for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants all the way through 5 primary league seasons.
Each Valbuena and Castillo performed within the Venezuelan wintry weather league for the Cardenales, the house group for Barquisimeto, capital of Lara state. The Cardenales are main the league, which results in early 2019.
“We live via a terrible tragedy,” the Cardenales mentioned on Twitter.
Reporting by means of Keren Torres in Barquisimeto; Writing by means of Angus Berwick; Modifying by means of Jeffrey Benkoe