Greg Halman's death difficult for M's

DALLAS -- Mariners manager Eric Wedge says it's hard to even think about the stabbing death of outfielder Greg Halman.

Wedge said Tuesday during the winter meetings that Halman's death is a horrible tragedy that is a reminder of how fragile life is. Wedge says he thinks about what Halman's family is going through and his teammates.

Halman was killed two weeks ago at home in the Netherlands, where his brother remains a suspect.

The 24-year-old prospect played 35 games in 2011 for the Mariners. He started at all three outfield positions before being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.

Wedge says whether he or others reached out to a few players, the Mariners did what they felt was necessary. He says each person has to work through their own way of mourning.