This is on the wire:
ST. LOUIS -- Josh Hancock, a key member of the bullpen thathelped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season,was killed in a car crash early Sunday. The Cardinals said they were told of the 29-year-old reliever's death by the St. Louis Police Department. The team's home game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night was postponed. The team said the accident happened in St. Louis, but no otherdetails 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 3-3 in 62 regular-season appearances for the Cardinals last season andpitched in three postseason games. He was 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA ineight games this season.Hancock joined the Cardinals before the 2006 season. He has pitched for Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.
There was talk about it in the clubhouse this morning. Confirmation came just before noon.