Cardinals Josh Hancock Killed in Car Crash
The Cardinals said they were told of the 29-year-old reliever's death by the St. Louis Police Department.
Tonight's home game against the Chicago Cubs tonight has been postponed. The team said the accident happened in St. Louis, but no other details were disclosed.
The Cardinals and police are expected to make a statement this afternoon at Busch Stadium. Hancock has pitched for four major league clubs. He went 3-for-3 in 62 regular-season appearances for the Cardinals last season and pitched in three postseason games.
He was 0-for-1 with a 3.55 E-R-A in eight games this season. Hancock joined the Cardinals before the 2006 season.
He has pitched for Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.