The one-time Astros played in a game for the Cardenales de Lara team, of the Venezuelan Winter League the prior evening.
The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League announced that flags would be flown at half-staff in all its stadiums and all three games scheduled for Friday had been canceled.
"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to their families, friends and fans, particularly those in their native Venezuela". The driver, who has not been identified, also survived.
Yaracuy governor Julio Leon Heredia tweeted that police detained four people in possession of personal items belonging to the deceased players.
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Valbuena spent the past two seasons playing with the Angels and, prior to that, spent two years with the Astros, three years with the Cubs, three with the Indians and part of one season with the Mariners.
Former infielders killed in crash while leaving game in Venezuela. "During his two seasons in Houston, Luis was an extremely popular player with his teammates and the Astros staff".
"He was a beloved person whether he was on our team or across the field". He had a career batting average of.254 knocking 39 HRs in his 592 appearances. "He helped our franchise turn a corner in 2015 and provided many cherished memories". ESPN reports that the players were en route to the city of Barquisimeto, where they were planning to play against Bravos de Margarita on Friday. Team official Gustavo Andrade told the Times that the players "had appointments of some sort at the United States Embassy".