Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniform patches this season to honor the late Oscar Taveras.

The rookie outfielder died last October in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

Cardinals uniforms will feature patches with Taveras’ initials and his No. 18. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club also is renovating a field in Taveras’ hometown of Sosua.