José Castillo (infielder)

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José Castillo Rondón (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse kasˈtiʎo]; March 19, 1981 – December 6, 2018) was a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, and Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Chiba Lotte Marines and Yokohama BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He was born in Las Mercedes, Guárico, Venezuela.

Castillo and Luis Valbuena were killed in a car crash on December 6, 2018 in Yaracuy, Venezuela, aged 37.[1][2]

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  1. Rome, Chandler (December 7, 2018). "Former Astros players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car accident". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. Ardaya, Fabian. "Per this report, Luis Valbuena and José Castillo's car collided with a rock that rolled onto the road. The car was being driven by the driver for former D-Backs player and winter ball teammate Carlos Rivero". Twitter. Retrieved 7 December 2018.