MLB Players, Fellow Athletes Pay Tribute To Oscar Taveras

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend passed away in a fatal car accident in Taveras' native Dominican Republic. Taveras was 22 years old.

After news of the tragic accident spread, players and coaches from all over baseball took to Twitter to pay their respects to the dynamic young prospect:

The St. Louis Cardinals also released a statement on Taveras' passing.

"We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family," Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in the statement, via USA Today. "Oscar was an amazing talent with a bright future who was taken from us well before his time."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight."

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