On December 6 , 2018 — 2018 – An attempted car robbery turns deadly in Venezuela, costing two former Astros their lives when they are thrown from the vehicle they were passengers in. Dead are infielders Luis Valbuena (33), who played for Houston in 2015-16, and Jose Castillo (37) who played for the Astros in 2008. Four men were arrested with possessions of the players who were returning from a winter league game.
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