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November 21, 2011

Mariners Outfielder Stabbed to Death

When news like this comes across the proverbial "wires"...there's really no way to begin the story other than just state the facts.

Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death in the Nethlerlands Monday morning becoming just the third active Major Leaguer to be murdered..

Police were called to a home early Monday morning and found the Dutch-born Halman bleeding from a stab wound.  The officers and ambulance paramedics were unable to resuscitate him.

Halman's 22-year-old brother Jason is in custody and being questioned by police.

"He is under arrest and right now he is being questioned," Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels told The Associated Press. "It will take some time to figure out what exactly happened."

The 24-year-old Halman was the first Dutch player born, raised and developed completely in his homeland.

The power hitting prospect 35 games for the Mariners this past season, hitting .230 with two home runs and six RBI.  He was also part of the gold-medal winning Dutch squad at the 2007 European Championship.

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