Loud music may have led to Halman's stabbing

By the Associated Press | November 22, 2011 | 6:30 AM EST

This is a 2010 photo of Greg Halman of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Dutch police said Monday Nov. 21, 2011 that Halman has been stabbed to death> (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police say an argument about loud music could be the reason Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death.

Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels tells The Associated Press that loud music "appears to be the reason the victim walked downstairs," but police are still trying to piece together what happened after that.

Police say they are still interviewing the brother of Halman as a suspect in the death of the 24-year-old Dutch baseball player, who was killed in the early hours of Monday morning at an apartment in Rotterdam.

Halman hit .230 in 35 games and made starts at all three outfield positions for the Mariners in 2011 before being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.