Cardinals' Outfielder Oscar Taveras Dies In Car Crash In Dominican
Oscar Taveras, who just finished his rookie season and hit a pinch homer for the Cardinals in the NLCS, was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic today. Taveras was 22, and considered one of baseball's future stars.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak expressed his condolences to the family, but said the team was awaiting more details before making a formal announcement.
Lieutenant Junior Lopez Reyes of the Puerto Plata police confirmed Taveras and his girlfriend had died.
Taveras was heading from Jameo to his hometown of Sosua, near Puerto Plata in the Atlantic Coast of the Dominican Republic.
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) October 27, 2014
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