Oscar Taveras' agent is telling news reporters in the Dominican that Oscar Taveras was killed in a car wreck.
Taveras was traveling with his girlfriend and crashed his red Chevy Camaro near Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. Taveras was one of the MLB's most talented young players and he had a chance to become one of the best hitters in the game -- after all, he won three minor league batting titles. The situation reminds of other baseball tragedies like Roberto Clemente and Nick Adenhart. We've lost a generational talent in Taveras and our thoughts and prayers are with those close to the departed.
Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile
While nothing has been confirmed yet, the fact that it is coming from his agent means that there could be some validity. If this is true, this would be absolutely traumatic news to the Taveras family, and the entire Cardinals organization. This is a story worth monitoring closely as Taveras was an intriguing young player in the St. Louis organization.
Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile