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Statement From John Mozeliak

Cardinal’s General Manager John Mozeliak confirmed today that although he has seen media reports regarding the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, the team is still waiting for more information from the Dominican Republic regarding the incident.

Dominican officials reported today that Taveras’ blood alcohol content was five times the legal limit when he lost control of his car and ran into a tree last month. It is a shame that this tragedy is now tainted, but unfortunately the past cannot be changed.

“We have seen the media reports regarding Oscar Taveras that have come out this afternoon, but have yet to receive any official notification from the Dominican. Until we have the opportunity to review the official report, we cannot confirm details. While we are still working to obtain the facts, it won’t change the fact that this is a terrible tragedy. We have an obligation to use this as an opportunity to educate our players that they must take responsibility for themselves both on and off the field.” – John Mozeliak

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