Ex-MLB play­ers val­buena, castillo die in car crash

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CARA­CAS, Venezuela (AP) — For­mer Ma­jor League Base­ball play­ers Luis Val­buena and Jose Castillo have been killed in a car crash in Venezuela.

MLB tweeted late Thurs­day the 33-year-old Val­buena and 37-year-old Castillo died. Both were play­ing for Car­de­nales de Lara in the Venezue­lan league.

The team said their ve­hi­cle over­turned as they were head­ing to the city of Bar­quisimeto af­ter a game in the cap­i­tal, Cara­cas.

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