Oscar-Taveras-Obituary

Oscar Taveras

1992 - 2014 (Age 22)

Obituary

Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident this afternoon in the Dominican Republic, his agent confirmed Sunday evening.He was 22.Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and Taveras' agent Brian Mejia confirmed that Taveras had been killed. Both the team and the agent were...

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With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow.
God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times. Psalms 91:2. May you find the needed strength from God, family and friends.

Truly sorry for your loss, may you take comfort from God word.
Acts 25:15

I am sorry for the untimely death of your loved one. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Very soon death will be a thing of the past as made mentioned at 1 Corinthians 15:26. This will be made possible by means of God's Kingdom in which we all continue to pray for in the Lord's Prayer. Once more I am sorry for your loss.

May the God of comfort provide comfort to this family at such a sad time. Isa 61:2

Me siento triste de oir eso. Es mi deseo que ustedes reciben el consuelo verdadero de el dios verdadero Jehova. Romanos 15:4
tenemos una Esperanza de a ver Oscar de nuevo segun las palabras de Jesus en Lucas 23:43 en un paraiso en la tierra.
Espero que ustedes encontrar paz

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\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTaveras made his major league debut this year. He hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games for the NL Central champions.

\r\n\r\n\"I simply can't believe it,\" Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a release. \"I first met Oscar when he was 16 years old and will forever remember him as a wonderful young man who was a gifted athlete with an infectious love for life who lived every day to the fullest.\"

\r\n\r\nCardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the organization was \"stunned and deeply saddened\" by Taveras' death.

\r\n\r\n\"Oscar was an amazing talent with a bright future who was taken from us well before his time,\" DeWitt said. \"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight.\"

\r\n\r\nTaveras was a teenager when he signed with St. Louis as an international free agent in 2008. Before this season, Taveras was ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect by MLB.com and Baseball America, and had a.321 average over six minor league seasons.

\r\n\r\nHe homered against the Giants' Yusmeiro Petit in his major league debut on May 31. He also had a big solo drive in the seventh inning of Game 2 in the NL Championship Series against San Francisco.

\r\n\r\n\"All of us throughout Major League Baseball are in mourning this evening,\" baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said in a release.

\r\n\r\n\"Oscar, a young member of the baseball family, was full of promise and at the dawn of a wonderful career in our game, evident in his game-tying home run against the Giants exactly two weeks ago.\"

\r\n\r\nIt looked as if Taveras was headed to the majors in 2013, but he had surgery for a high right ankle sprain last August for an injury that did not respond to treatment. He then got off to a nice start at Triple-A Memphis this season, earning a promotion by batting .325 with seven homers in 49 games.

\r\n\r\n\"Oscar had a very promising future, on and off the field, and this news is heartbreaking on many levels,\" Tony Clark, the leader of the players' association, said in a statement. \"It's never easy to lose a member of our fraternity, and to lose one so young is devastating news.\"

\r\n\r\nSeveral of Taveras' Cardinals teammates took to Twitter to express their condolences.

\r\n\r\n\"Last 30 minutes I've been sick to my stomach. Keep thinking about Oscar's big smile in the dugout whenever we made a big play/got a big hit,\" All-Star reliever Pat Neshek posted.

\r\n\r\nRookie second baseman Kolten Wong tweeted: \"RIP you will be missed buddy.\"

\r\n\r\n___
\r\n\r\nDIONISIO SOLDEVILA, Associated Press

\r\nAP Sports Writer R.B. Fallstrom in St. Louis contributed to this report.\r\n\r\n


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