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Cards' latest callup has words of praise for Taveras

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ST. LOUIS -- Oscar Taveras has been labeled as and projected to be many things. Jermaine Curtis, who was called up from Triple-A on Friday, added another item to the list.

"The gift of baseball," is what Curtis called Taveras, who had been Curtis' Memphis teammate for the first three weeks of the season. Curtis also played with the 20-year-old outfielder in Double-A last season.

"He's one of the best hitters I've seen in my day," Curtis added. "Oscar Taveras is one talented kid. You guys will definitely see him play."

Taveras, ranked by MLB.com as baseball's No. 3 prospect and the best in the Cardinals' system, has had a solid start in his first season at Triple-A. He is 15-for-57 with six RBIs and nine runs scored. Taveras has reached base safely in 11 of the 15 games he has played.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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