Luis Valbuena Biography – Luis Valbuena Wiki
Luis Valbuena full name Luis Adan Valbuena, was a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder. He was born on 30 November 1985 in Sucre, Venezuela.
Castillo played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, the Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, and Venezuelan club Cardenales de Lara. He recently played for the Los Angeles Angels and had been a free agent since the end of the 2018 season.
Luis Valbuena Age
He was born on 30 November 1985 in Sucre, Venezuela and died on 6 December 2018 in Yaracuy, Venezuela aged 33.
Luis Valbuena Wife
He was married to Mayela Eatherington and the had a son. They got married in Houston. Mayela’s mother is Carmen Calles Eatherington.
The mother said of her daughter Mayela in an interview with Love & Tacos , “They [Valbuena and Mayela] got to know each other through the Internet because he was constantly playing baseball as he was hoping to make it to the major leagues. I told Mayela to give him a chance because I knew he was in love with her. They began their relationship and Luis made it to the major leagues.”
Luis Valbuena Parents
He was the son of Nelly Valbuena and Adan Medina.
Luis Valbuena Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighed 215 lbs.
Luis Valbuena Salary
In 2007, he earned an annual salary of $6.5 million.
Luis Valbuena Death – Luis Valbuena Car Accident
On December 6, 2018, Valbuena, José Castillo, and Carlos Rivero were in a car traveling from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to the northwestern city of Barquisimeto where their team is based for a game on Friday after defeating the Leones del Caracas club. The car veered off the road after hitting a rock. Luis Valbuena and José Castillo were killed in the car crash, Rivero and the driver survived.
Their team, Cardenales de Lara, wrote on twitter, “We are living a horrible tragedy in Cardenales de Lara. We lost our players Luis Valbuena and José Castillo in a traffic accident.”
Estamos viviendo una horrible tragedia en Cardenales de Lara. Perdimos a nuestros jugadores Luis Valbuena y José Castillo en un accidente de tránsito. pic.twitter.com/HPf3LRuxp1
— Cardenales de Lara (@CardenalesDice) December 7, 2018
The Los Angeles Angels in a statement said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Angel Valbuena and former MLB infielder José Castillo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this time of grief.”
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. pic.twitter.com/GxegOtJXuB
— Angels (@Angels) December 7, 2018
The Major League Baseball (MLB) added, “We are saddened by the tragic news that Luis Valbuena and former major leaguer José Castillo have died in a car accident.”
We are saddened by the tragic news that Luis Valbuena and former major leaguer José Castillo have died in a car accident. pic.twitter.com/C3nILO00SE
— MLB (@MLB) December 7, 2018
Luis Valbuena Cause of Death
He died in car crash.
Luis Valbuena Nationality
Luis Adan Valbuena was of Venezuelan nationality.
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