November 21st, 2011
10:50 AM ET

Major League Baseball player reportedly stabbed to death

A Major League Baseball player was reportedly stabbed to death Monday in the Netherlands.

Greg Halman, 24, was found dead just after 5 a.m. Monday in Rotterdam, a police spokeswoman said. Investigators arrested his 22-year-old brother, she said.

Halman played centerfield for the Seattle Mariners.

Betra Dorrestijn, a spokeswoman for the Royal Baseball and Softball Union of the Netherlands, said Halman's family confirmed his death to the federation.

"We are shocked to hear that Gregory Halman has passed away," she said. "It is tragic that he should die at such a young age."

Halman was a federation member when he played baseball as a teenager for an amateur team in his hometown of Haarlem, just outside Amsterdam, before going to the United States to play, Dorrestijn said.

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  1. Morbid Mindy

    See what happens when you try to steal second base!

    November 21, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    A case of Fratricide? Hmmmmm!

    November 21, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    People get stabbed in the Netherlands?

    November 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Only when they hang out with their family, BOMBO.

    This is sad.
    Condolences to his family, minus his brother.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Note to foreign baseball players with Major League contracts

    Don't go home. It's dangerous there.

    November 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Demented Damon

    See what happens when guns are outlawed... .

    November 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mmmmm sad their mother suffers to lose two sons in one night.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @Mmmmm: how true! Their mother must be going through immeasurable pain.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
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