Former MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo have been killed in a car crash in Venezuela, according to multiple media reports.
The two were teammates on a winter ball team in Venezuela at the time of the crash on Thursday.
Castillo was 37 at the time of his death and finished his career with the Houston Astros. Valbuena, 33, most recently played for the Los Angeles Angels and was a sought after free agent in this MLB offseason.
Details on what led up to the crash have not yet been released.
A front office member of Luis Valbuena's Venezuelan winter ball team confirmed the former Astros third baseman was killed in a car accident in Venezuela on Thursday.— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) December 7, 2018
Valbuena was 33 https://t.co/cWALLPz3Io
Our hearts are extremely saddened to hear the news of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and anyone affected by this tragic loss. They’re now up there with the Angels in the outfield.— LA Sports Hub (@LA_SportsHub) December 7, 2018