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I'm sure most of you saw the news that top St. Louis Cardinals prospect, Oscar Taveras, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic last night at the age of 22. If you haven't because you weren't online or watching the World Series, or you missed it for whatever reason, there you have it. Major League Baseball was robbed last night of a promising young talent, who was by common consent a top-5 prospect in the entire league. Taveras had already shown some big league ability, with a home run in the NLCS against the San Franscisco Giants, and the sky was truly the limit for this kid.
The Cardinals issued the following statement on Twitter and several players, including teammate Kolton Wong and Boston's own David Ortiz (tweets below) weighed in on the tragedy.
We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family. pic.twitter.com/MDyAZxSQ4B
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 27, 2014
Wow! My heart truly hurts to hear the passing of Oscar! I've played with him every year and we truly lost a great person! #RIPOscarTaveras
— Kolten Wong (@KoltenWong) October 27, 2014
R.I.P homie..... pic.twitter.com/M3E4LSW7Wh
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) October 27, 2014
From one Nation to another, thoughts go out to the Cardinals organization and the family of Oscar Taveras. Baseball lost one of it's brightest young stars last night.