The Seattle Mariners family and Major League Baseball are mourning the death of Greg Halman at age 24. He played 35 games as a rookie last season before returning home to the Netherlands to prepare for a shot at earning a full-time outfield job. Greg was well-liked by those who knew him and we all share in the grief over this sudden loss.
“The Mariners family is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Greg Halman,” chairman Howard Lincoln, president Chuck Armstrong and GM Jack Zduriencik said on behalf of the club. “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 are deeply shocked,” former MLB outfielder Robert Eenhorn, technical director for the Dutch baseball association, told The AP. “All our thoughts are with his family and how they are going to have to deal with this tremendous loss.”
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