October 27, 2014 11:50 am
Updated: October 27, 2014 12:01 pm

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras dies in car accident

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WATCH: Up-and-coming St. Louis Cardinals baseball star Oscar Taveras has died following a tragic car accident Sunday in the Dominican republic.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Authorities say St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

National police spokesman Jacobo Mateo Moquete confirmed Taveras’ death on his Twitter account. Taveras’ agent and the Cardinals’ representative in the Caribbean country also said Sunday that the outfielder had died.

The 22-year-old Taveras made his major league debut this year. The promising slugger hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games.

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