MLB community reacts to the deaths of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo | MLB

The MLB neighborhood misplaced two of its members Friday when free agent infielder Luis Valbuena and former participant Jose Castillo died together in a car accident. Valbuena was 33 and Castillo was 37.

They’d performed in a winter league recreation in Venezuela Thursday evening together with winter league teammate Carlos Rivero, based on stories. The automobile was being pushed by Rivero’s driver when the automobile collided with a rock. Rivero and his driver survived the crash.

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“The Astros household misplaced two younger males yesterday, completely too quickly,” the Astros stated in a press release launched by the workforce. “Throughout his two seasons in Houston, Luis was a particularly in style participant along with his teammates and the Astros workers. He was a productive participant on the sector and performed a key position within the Astros run to the postseason in 2015. Off the sector, he was a heat and pleasant presence to all who interacted with him. Jose’s time with the Astros was temporary, however he additionally had a constructive impression on these round him. Our ideas and prayers are with their households and pals.”

Valbuena and Castillo’s deaths drew reactions from those who knew them greatest — fellow MLB gamers and the individuals who coated them.

This is how they had been remembered by people who had been near them.

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