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  St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says he's stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras. He says his players are struggling with deep anguish after losing their young teammate.

Taveras and an 18-year-old woman were killed Sunday afternoon in a car crash in the Dominican Republic

Matheny says the team had forged deep ties and affection for Taveras, who debuted in the majors this past season and batted .239 in 80 games with three home runs and 22 RBI.

Several Cardinals players have expressed their sadness on Twitter.

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