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Oscar Taveras

Taveras with the Cardinals in 2014
Right fielder
Born: (1992-06-19)June 19, 1992
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Died: October 26, 2014(2014-10-26) (aged 22)
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
May 31, 2014 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2014 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average     .239
Home runs     3
Runs batted in     22

Oscar Francisco Taveras (June 19, 1992 – October 26, 2014) was a CanadianDominican professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cardinals signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

Taveras made his MLB debut in 2014 after batting .321 with a .519 slugging percentage over six minor league seasons. He played all three outfield positions while spending most of the time in center field.

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Taveras and his girlfriend died in a car accident in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, aged 22. Taveras was travelling from Jamao al Norte to Sosúa, his hometown.

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