According to a tweet from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, talented St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident last night in the Dominican Republic:
Oscar Taveras' agent is telling news reporters in the Dominican that Oscar Taveras was killed in a car wreck. Horrible. #STLCards.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 27, 2014
The girlfriend of Oscar Taveras also died in the crash. #STLCards. Heartbreaking— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 27, 2014
Taveras was one of the top prospects in all of baseball, and is a guy we’ve had our eye on for quite a while. He hit .239 in 248 plate appearances with the Cardinals this season, and in the NLCS against the Giants had a game-tying, pinch-hit home run in the 7th inning of Game 2.
He was just 22 years old.