Former Pirates Infielder Killed In Car Crash | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

PITTSBURGH, PA – Former Pirates infielder Jose Castillo and former major league player Luis Valbuena died in a car accident in Venezuela Thursday night. The driver of the vehicle, former major league infielder Carlos Rivero, survived the accident.

ESPN reported the crash occurred when the car veered to the opposite side of the road to avoid a sliding rock.

Castillo, 37, played for the Pirates from 2004 through 2007 and  had a career batting average of .254.

Valbuena, 33, played 11 seasons in the majors.

Source: Former Pirates Infielder Killed In Car Crash | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

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