By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Phillies family is mourning the loss of former pitcher David West. He pitched for the team for four years and was part of the Phillies’ 1993 pennant-winning team.

The team released a statement calling West “an incredibly generous teammate with an unmatched sense of humor.”

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Former Phillies GM, and West’s teammate, Ruben Amaro Jr. tweeted that West died after battling cancer.

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“Was just informed from LA that our dead friend and teammate, David West, has lost his battle with cancer,” Ruben tweeted. “May God bless him and his family as he moves on to a better place.. we will miss you dearly Westay- may your sweet soul Rest in Peace.”

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West was 57 years old.