Greg Halman was signed out of the Netherlands by the Seattle Mariners in 2004, and had been a member of their organization since then, including playing parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons in the major leagues, until his tragic death earlier Monday. The Mariners issued the following statement:
“The Mariners family is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Greg Halman,” said Mariners Chairman Howard Lincoln, President Chuck Armstrong and General Manager Jack Zduriencik on behalf of entire Mariners organization. “Greg was a part of our organization since he was 16 and we saw him grow into a passionate young man and talented baseball player. He had an infectious smile that would greet you in the clubhouse, and he was a tremendous teammate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Greg’s family.”
We await further developments in the investigation of Greg Halman’s death in his home country, the Netherlands, earlier Monday.