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
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
#STLCards to be cautious with Oscar Taveras for a few days after he notified staff of right hamstring tightness on Saturday.
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
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
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
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
Oscar Taveras to have season-ending surgical procedure on his right ankle next week. Cards expect him to be ready fully for 2014.
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
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
CBSSports.com "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
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
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