Oscar Taveras Dies In Car Accident


The St. Louis Cardinals were hit with horrible news Sunday as we’ve learned Oscar Taveras, the 22-year-old with so much potential, was killed in a car accident Sunday.

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According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com:

"The Cardinals were hit with devastating news on Sunday, when it was learned that top prospect Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident back home in the Dominican Republic. Taveras’ agent, Brian Mejia, confirmed the news to MLB.com. Reached by home, general manager John Mozeliak said that he, too, had heard from Mejia, but that the organization was waiting for a few more details before confirming the news with a public statement.Mozeliak did say: “Obviously, we have deep condolences to his family. We are still waiting for more details before issuing a full statement.”Taveras was 22."

This is terribly sad news. I wish I had more for you. I, like many of you, was excited to see what he was going to do. What his future would bring our team AND to him. This is just devastating. Our prayers are with Oscar and his family and the St. Louis Cardinals family.

Here’s a tweet from Langosch with comments from Cardinals 3Bman Matt Carpenter:

We’ll have more on this news …