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10/26/2014 11:03 PM ET
Tony Clark statement on the passing of Oscar Taveras

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark issued this evening the following statement upon learning of the passing of Oscar Taveras:

"We are very saddened to learn of the news that a car accident has claimed the life of Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend in the Dominican Republic. Oscar had a very promising future, on and off the field, and this news is heartbreaking on many levels. It's never easy to lose a member of our fraternity, and to lose one so young is devastating news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of both, as well as to the St. Louis Cardinals organization and Oscar's many fans in the United States and the Dominican Republic."