Former pitcher Bob Welch dies at 57

"He was one of the greatest competitors to wear the Dodger uniform," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said.

Several current A's players offered their condolences on Twitter. A's left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle took to Twitter on Tuesday, saying he was "devastated" by Welch's death.

No one answered the door Tuesday at Welch's home, which had been sealed with a sticker from the Orange County coroner.

Neighbor Alma Purcha said she woke up to find police cars outside the home several blocks from the Pacific Ocean. She said Welch divided his time between Arizona and Seal Beach. She last saw him with his son and daughter Friday, when they exchanged pleasantries.

The A's said Welch is survived by his sons Dylan, 25, and Riley, 23, daughter Kelly, 18, and former wife Mary Ellen.'s Mark Saxon and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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