Greg Halman not forgotten as camp opens

Greg Halman tribute jerseys were hanging in each Mariners locker as camp opened Saturday, courtesy of teammate Mike Carp.

Mike Carp doesn’t want people to forget his teammate, Greg Halman. Not even his current teammates, some of whom are new to the Mariners and didn’t know the gregarious outfielder who was slain in his native Netherlands in November.

So Carp and former Mariners Minor Leaguer Brodie Downs had shirts made with Halman’s name and number, along with a Jackie Robinson quote and some tributes to Halman, and had one hung in the locker of each Mariners player when they arrived for the start of camp this weekend when pitchers and catchers reported on Saturday.

Carp and the rest of the Mariners position players aren’t scheduled to arrive in Peoria until Friday, but he and some others were already in camp working out the last few days and I talked to Carp about the shirts — as well as a Halman tattoo that he had done on his left arm. You can read that full story here.

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It’s a great gesture by Carp. I read that there could be plans to sell these in the team store, with the profits going to charity.

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