St. Louis Cardinals issue statement on Oscar Taveras’ tragic death


The St. Louis Cardinals have issued a team statement on the tragic passing of outfielder Oscar Taveras at the age of 22.

The St. Louis Cardinals offered their condolences to the family of outfielder Oscar Taveras, who was killed earlier today in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic.

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“We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family,” Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. “Oscar was an amazing talent with a bright future who was taken from us well before his time. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight.”

“I simply can’t believe it,” said John Mozeliak, Sr. VP & GM of the St. Louis Cardinals. “I first met Oscar when he was sixteen years old and will forever remember him as a wonderful young man who was a gifted athlete with an infectious love for life who lived every day to the fullest.”

The Cardinals have announced that they will be providing additional information on funeral arrangements at a later time.

Redbird Rants also sends along their thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and teammates of the young outfielder, who was once referred to by Mozeliak as the best hitting prospect in the organization since Albert Pujols.