Four arrested in death of former Cubs infielder


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David Banks - USA Today Sports
David Banks - USA Today Sports

Former Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena and former major leaguer Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident Friday morning in Venezuela.

Their car hit a large rock in the road which caused them to be thrown from their vehicles as they were not wearing their seatbelts according to reports.

This tragic event turns out that it might have been a premeditated robbery attempt.

"Authorities said the players may have been the intended victims of criminals in Venezuela who throw rocks onto roadways to disable cars or cause crashes and then rob the vehicles’ occupants," The Los Angeles Times said. "Four suspects found with Valbuena’s and Castillo’s personal belongings were arrested by police, state governor Julio León Heredia wrote on Twitter."

The Cubs released the following statement today:

"We are saddened by the passing of former Cub Luis Valbuena,” the Cubs tweeted Friday morning. "The Cubs organization sends its condolences to his family and friends.”

CubsHQ.com would like to send our most heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo.

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