Oscar Taveras RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cardinals add “OT” patch for Oscar Taveras

    Hardball Talk "There’s been some controversy about this, but the Cardinals will go ahead with their plan … Oscar Taveras died last October when he crashed his sports car into a tree while driving drunk in the Dominican Republic. His 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo was also killed. If Taveras had..." March 26

  • Cardinals to wear uniform patch honoring late outfielder Oscar Taveras

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals announced they will wear a uniform patch in 2015 to honor outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic in October. Taveras was driving drunk when he crashed, with a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit. And the accident also..." February 13

  • Family of the late Oscar Taveras uses Twitter to thank supporters

    Fox Sports Midwest "Family of the late Oscar Taveras took to Twitter on Thursday night to reach out to all those who supported them following their tragic loss. Taveras, the Cardinals' 22-year-old rookie outfielder who passed away along with his girlfriend in a car crash in the Dominican Republic last month, was..." November 21

  • Oscar Taveras was drunk during fatal crash

    SI "Dominican officials said St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' blood alcohol content level was five times the legal limit at the time of his fatal crash, according to the Associated Press. Taveras and his girlfriend Edilia Arvelo were killed in a car accident on Oct. 26 while..." November 13

  • Thousands attend funeral for Cards' Taveras

    ESPN "Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic's north coast for Tuesday's burial of major league outfielder Oscar Taveras. Some people clutched pictures of Taveras as they walked behind his coffin and entered the municipal..." October 29

  • Game 6 starter Yordano Ventura on dear friend Oscar Taveras: "I'm dedicating that game to him."

    MLB.com "Yordano Ventura will take the mound from Kauffman Stadium tonight "without a net," as Royals manager Ned Yost put it, a reference to his team facing elimination entering Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura will also be pitching with a broken heart, and a few extra reminders. Scrawled on his..." October 28

  • Matheny issues statement following death of Oscar Taveras

    robrains.com "General Manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny left St. Louis on Monday for the Dominican Republic to be with the family of Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' outfielder killed along with his girlfriend in a car accident on Sunday. Through the Cardinals, Matheny issued a statement about..." October 27

  • Cardinals call up Oscar Taveras...again

    Sporting News "Remember earlier this year when fantasy baseball owners' heads exploded because the Cardinals called up Oscar Taveras and he hit a home run in his first game? And then they had to slowly collect their brain matter and reposition it in their skulls after Taveras hit just .189 in 11 games before..." June 30

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    MLB Pipeline @MLBPipeline

    .@Cardinals have activated Matt Adams and optioned top prospect Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A @memphisredbirds.

  • Will the Cardinals send down Oscar Taveras when Matt Adams returns?

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow, which is the first day he’s eligible after missing two weeks with a calf injury. Adams rejoining the lineup means Allen Craig will shift back to right field after filling in at first base and according to..." June 12

  • Cardinals send stud prospect Oscar Taveras to the minors

    Hardball Talk "Oscar Taveras‘ recovery from last year’s ankle surgery has gone much more slowly than expected and has recently led to hamstring problems as well, and today the Cardinals optioned the 22-year-old stud outfield prospect to minor-league camp. That means Taveras will begin the season at..." March 13

  • Oscar Taveras still out, probably won't make team

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Prized outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, who had right ankle surgery last season, is sidelined indefinitely with a tight hamstring in the same leg. And Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Taveras won't come north with the team if he can't show he can be 100 percent and play appreciably by the end..." March 11

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #STLCards to be cautious with Oscar Taveras for a few days after he notified staff of right hamstring tightness on Saturday.

  • Oscar Taveras testing Cards' patience

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Elvis Presley was fired by the Grand Ole Opry after one performance. The first time he attempted to perform standup comedy, Jerry Seinfield froze in fear and was booed off the stage. Abraham Lincoln lost several elections early on in his political career. Winston Churchill flunked the sixth..." March 05

  • Oscar Taveras does “extensive running” for first time since last summer’s ankle surgery

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was limited to 46 games last season at Triple-A Memphis because of a severe right ankle injury that eventually required surgery. He was ordered to take it easy this winter so that the damage could fully heal. Now that Cardinals camp has opened in..." February 13

  • Taveras looks to report '100 percent' at camp

    MLB.com "Oscar Taveras, a day after having his surgically repaired right ankle examined by a Cardinals team physician, said he expects to be "100 percent ready" when he reports to Spring Training next month. Taveras has been rehabbing his ankle since undergoing a procedure to repair torn ligaments and..." January 19

  • Oscar Taveras to have season-ending ankle surgery

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Any consideration for a September promotion that the Cardinals planned to give top prospect Oscar Taveras will end next week when the outfielder has surgery to address persisting pain in his right ankle. The procedure will end his season before it had much of a chance to begin. Taveras 21..." August 15

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Oscar Taveras to have season-ending surgical procedure on his right ankle next week. Cards expect him to be ready fully for 2014.

  • Oscar Taveras about ready to resume playing

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Prized outfielder Oscar Taveras who has missed more than two months’ worth of minor-league games because of a high ankle sprain is about ready to resume duty. But Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Taveras would play initially in the Gulf Coast League or even Florida State League both..." August 12

  • Oscar Taveras goes deep, Mike O’Neill perfect at the plate

    Cardinals Farm "It was a busy day for the Baby Birds as both the Memphis Redbirds and Springfield Cardinals had double headers. Oscar Taveras hit his second home run of the year in the first game for Memphis and Mike O’Neill reached base in all 8 plate appearances today collecting 6 hits and 2 walks. John Gast..." May 03

  • That Jurickson Profar-Oscar Taveras trade? Won't happen

    CBS Sports "For weeks, you've heard whispers and speculation about a potential blockbuster trade involving Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar and Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras -- the two most highly regarded farmhands in all of baseball. While each player profiles as a future star and each would..." May 03

  • St. Louis Cardinals star prospect Oscar Taveras tearing it up in Triple A

    The Oklahoman "St. Louis Cardinals star outfield prospect Oscar Taveras has been likened to a left-handed version of Vladimir Guerrero. Starting the season in Triple-A with the Memphis Redbirds, Taveras is ranked the second best hitter in the minors behind Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar. The..." May 03

  • Cards will send Taveras to Memphis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals will take all remaining players in camp to today’s spring finale against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and then make the final trims of spring before flying to Phoenix. One of those cuts, barring injury, will be outfielder Oscar Taveras, the team’s top prospect. Taveras,..." March 29