Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Dutch-born Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death in his homeland early Monday. Details were not immediately clear, but the stabbing occurred in Rotterdam. The 24-year-old outfielder was born in Haarlem, Netherlands. He was a graduate of Mendel College, in Holland, and spoke four languages. Halman's father and brother played on the Dutch national baseball team, and his sister, Naomi Halman, is a professional basketball player in Europe. The 6-foot-4, 200-pond Halman was seen as a power-hitting prospect, especially after hitting 33 home runs in 2010 at the team's Triple A team in Tacoma. However, astronomical strikeout totals tempered expectations. Last season, Halman was called up as a backup outfielder late in the year and batted .230 with two home runs and six RBI.Photo Credit: Getty Images
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