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St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras dies in car accident
St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras dies in car accident

Oscar Taveras, a top outfield prospect with the St. Louis Cardinals, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 22. Leading into each of the last two seasons, Taveras was ranked among the top three prospects in the sport by Baseball America. He made his major league debut this year, batting .239 with three home runs and 22 runs batted in in 80 games. "We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family," Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement released by the team. "Oscar was an amazing talent with a bright future who was taken from us well before his time. Our thoughts and...

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