Two former major league baseball players were killed in a vehicle crash that may have been caused by criminals attempting to rob them in Venezuela. "During his two seasons in Houston, Luis was an extremely popular player with his teammates and the Astros staff".
"Luis was always smiling and was one of the happiest players in baseball", Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.
Castillo, 37, appeared in 112 games for the Giants in 2018 and 15 with the Astros, having spent his previous four years in Pittsburgh. His best year came in 2016 when he batted.260 and slugged.459 while hitting 13 home runs and collecting 40 RBI for the Houston Astros.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in a tweet: "I join in the mourning that has overwhelmed the Venezuelan baseball family and all of its fans".