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17 Dec 2018 10:14 #367653 by chairman
Two professional baseball players died in a highway robbery gone wrong in Venezuela when they crashed their car while dodging a booby trap placed by bandits, according to reports.

Luis Valbuena, an 11-year major league veteran, and former major league infielder Jose Castillo were killed Thursday when the car overturned while trying to avoid a boulder placed in their path, El Nuevo Herald reported.

Carlos Rivero and Raúl Álvarez, two of their teammates on local winter league team Cardenales de Lara, were also injured in the crash but survived, the paper reported.

The thieves then stripped the athletes of their belongings — and four people were later arrested while allegedly holding the loot, officials said.

“We want the public to know that we have succeeded in DETAIN­ING 4 individuals that were found with some of the belongings of the Major League Baseball players,” tweeted Julio León Heredia, the governor of Yaracuy state.dence falls to 3½-year low

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2 MLB players killed in Venezuela while trying to avoid a robbery

Published: Dec 8, 2018 10:20 a.m. ET







The car of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo was overturned after they attempted to avoid a boulder placed in the road to make them stop
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Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo.

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Two professional baseball players died in a highway robbery gone wrong in Venezuela when they crashed their car while dodging a booby trap placed by bandits, according to reports.

Luis Valbuena, an 11-year major league veteran, and former major league infielder Jose Castillo were killed Thursday when the car overturned while trying to avoid a boulder placed in their path, El Nuevo Herald reported.

Carlos Rivero and Raúl Álvarez, two of their teammates on local winter league team Cardenales de Lara, were also injured in the crash but survived, the paper reported.

The thieves then stripped the athletes of their belongings — and four people were later arrested while allegedly holding the loot, officials said.

“We want the public to know that we have succeeded in DETAIN­ING 4 individuals that were found with some of the belongings of the Major League Baseball players,” tweeted Julio León Heredia, the governor of Yaracuy state.

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