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Taveras passed away Sunday after being involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Taveras' agent Brian Mejia confirmed the tragic news Sunday evening. Details regarding the accident are still unclear, but it's a sad day for baseball.

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Taveras is not in the lineup for Game 3 Monday.

With southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound for the Dodgers, Randal Grichuk will get the start in right field. Look for Taveras to be used off the bench at some point Monday.

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Taveras is out of the lineup for Friday's game one of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

Taveras lost playing time toward the end of the season to 23-year-old Randal Grichuk. That trend will continue into the postseason, as Grichuk will start in right, batting second, in game one.

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Taveras is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Taveras played each of the last two games, but will sit Friday's contest out in favor of Randal Grichuk, who will bat seventh for the Cardinals.

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Taveras is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Taveras will give way to Randal Grichuk in right field for the third time in the last four days. The 22-year-old Taveras boasts a respectable slash line of .344/.382/.469 in September, but Grichuk has been slightly more impressive, slashing .367/.387/.667 on the month.

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Taveras is not in the lineup Sunday against Cincinnati.

Taveras will take a seat for the second time in three days, as the Cardinals go with Matt Holliday, John Jay and Randal Grichuk as the starting outfield.

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Taveras is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.

Taveras is hitting .311 with a .747 OPS over the past 30 days, so after a slow start he's starting to show the promise of his elite hit tool. Randal Grichuck will get the start in right field Friday, but look for Taveras to continue to get most of the starts in right field down the stretch.

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Taveras is out of the Cardinals' lineup again Wednesday.

Wednesday's absence will mark Taveras' fourth in the team's last five games. He rattled off six straight starts earlier in the month and went 6-for-18 with a homer over that stretch, but it seems manager Mike Matheny is dead set on riding his veterans, namely Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos, to a postseason birth.

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Taveras is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Taveras owns a 1.004 OPS in September, but manager Mike Matheny decided to hold him out Tuesday for the third time in four games. Jon Jay will man right field for the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

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Taveras is out of the Cardinals' lineup again Saturday.

Prior to sitting Friday, Taveras had rattled off six straight starts in right field for St. Louis. He'll yield to Randal Grichuk for a second straight day with the Rockies once against starting a left-hander (Franklin Morales), but it looks like Taveras will play regularly against right-handers over the remainder of the season.