Former Major League Baseball infielders Luis Valbuena and José Castillo have been killed in a car crash in Venezuela.
High speed led to the crash Friday in Yaracuy state, a report by transit police says. The vehicle's driver lost control, and the car hit a rock, causing it to overturn, the report says.
Valbuena, 33, recently played for the Los Angeles Angels and had been a free agent since the end of the 2018 season. Castillo, 37, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros between 2004 and 2008.
The Angels said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Angel Luis Valbuena and former MLB infielder José Castillo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this time of grief."