The officials in the Dominican Republic have reported that young outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk during the time of his deadly car crash about a month ago. His girlfriend, who was 18-years-old, was in the car and died.
Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office in the Dominican Republic, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that toxicology reports showed Taveras had a blood-alcohol level five times the legal limit when he lost control of his car on a highway in Puerto Plata.
Taveras was among the majors’ top prospects. He hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games this year.