Oscar Taveras Responded To Move To Double-A

When Oscar Taveras arrived at minor league spring training, three Cardinals officials, including major league manager Mike Matheny, met with the preternatural hitter and held out a carrot. A promotion to Double-A, completely skipping high Class A, was there for his taking—if he proved his defense, baserunning and fundamentals rose to that level. No one doubted his bat was ready.

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