Report: The Cardinals will wear a patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras

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The baseball world was stunned and saddened when Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died in October following a car crash in the Dominican Republic. Taveras, who was just 22, was reportedly drunk at the time of the crash. His girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, was just 18.

Carlos Martinez has already received permission to wear No. 18 next season in remembrance of his friend and former teammate, but the Cardinals also reportedly have some plans in memory of Taveras:

These are nice gestures on the part of the Cardinals, but it doesn’t make the situation any less sad. It was a terrible tragedy which could have been avoided.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.

The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.

Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.

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