Former Houston Astros infielder dies in car wreck

Former Houston Astros infielder dies in car wreck
Cleveland Indians second baseman Luis Valbuena is congratulated in the dugout after scoring a run against the Seattle Mariners in the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Cleveland on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) (Source: Amy Sancetta)

KTRE - A former Houston Astros infielder has died in a car accident.

Major League Baseball announced Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo have passed away.

Valbuena played baseball with the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels.

He played with the Indians in Cleveland in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The infielder hit 13 homers with Cleveland.

His best year came in 2014. Valbuena had 119 hits, 16 homers and posted a batting average of .249.

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