Sunday night marked a tragic day for the St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball when they lost topic prospect Oscar Taveres.
Oscar Taveras, 22 years old was killed in a car accident along with his girlfriend in his home country of the Dominican Republic.
Details are still very scarce on the accident. The accident occurred between the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete in Puerto Plata,while he and his girlfriend were on their way to his home.
Not only was the Taveras family rocked by the tragic loss of their son but also, Juan Perez on the San Francisco Giants as well as many other MLB teams.
During game five of the world series Juan Perez was devastated to learn of the death of his friend and former teammate who had both played in the Dominican winter league together.
Taveras signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent in 2008 when he was only 16 years old.
Since then he rose up in the Cardinals organization and was going to be competing with Randal Grichuk for the starting right field position in the upcoming season.
The prospect was noticed by most during the National League Division series in game two against the San Francisco Giants. Taveras came in as a pinch hitter during the seventh inning and hit a solo home run to tie the game and pave the way for the Cardinals 5-4 win over the Giants.