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Statement from Executive Director Tony Clark on the passing of Luis Valbuena and Josť Castillo

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NEW YORK, December 7 --  Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Luis Valbuena and José Castillo:

"Our hearts pour out to the families and friends of Luis Valbuena and José Castillo, who died tragically in a car crash yesterday while on route from Caracas to Barquisimeto for their next Venezuelan Winter League game. These two young players lived to compete in the game we love, and their presence on and off the field will be sorely missed by our fraternity and the baseball community." -- Tony Clark, Executive Director