Luis Valbuena

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Luis Adan Valbuena

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Luis Valbuena was signed by scout Emilio Carrasquel for the Seattle Mariners in 2002. He made his pro debut for the Aguirre (VSL) club in 2003-2004 before coming stateside in 2005.

Valbuena and fellow major leaguer Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident in Venezuela on December 6, 2018. They were coming home after playing a game for the Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan League. Another teammate, Carlos Rivero was driving the car but survived the accident, which was caused by highway robbers who placed a rock on the road to cause the crash, then stripped the passengers of their belongings. Four men were arrested in relation with the crime the following day.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2015 & 2017)

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