Police: Mariners outfielder fatally stabbed by brother

Seattle Mariners center fielder Greg Halman bats during a spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

November 21, 2011 5:09:44 AM PST
Dutch police say Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect.

Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound.

The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old.

Wessels says the officers arrested Halman's 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules.

She said the brother was being questioned by police.

The Dutch-born Halman appeared in 44 games over the last two seasons for Seattle. He hit .207 with two homers and six RBIs.