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Current St. Louis Cardinal shortstop Rafael Furcal may have not been too sad to see his tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers come to an end in July 2011, but we suspect he must have been a little disheartened to have to let go of his incredibly lavish Los Angeles crib, which the Los Angeles Times reported recently sold for $3.1 million. It probably didn't help matters that the MLB shortstop took a loss on the sale since he originally listed the pad for $3.8 million earlier this year. Click through to see Furcal's former pad and more baseball players' homes.

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Current St. Louis Cardinal shortstop Rafael Furcal may have not been too sad to see his tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers come to an end in July 2011, but we suspect he must have been a little disheartened to have to let go of his incredibly lavish Los Angeles crib, which the Los Angeles Times reported recently sold for $3.1 million. It probably didn't help matters that the MLB shortstop took a loss on the sale since he originally listed the pad for $3.8 million earlier this year. Click through to see Furcal's former pad and other baseball players' homes.
A view of the exterior of Furcal's sold manse, which is located in the posh golf community of La Canada Flintridge.
Here you can see the attached garage that holds up to four cars.
Let the swanky tour begin. The grand entrance way is accented by soaring ceilings, a curved staircase and travertine floors.
Furcal may play the age old American pastime, but everything about his home screams Mediterranean luxuriousness. The home was built recently in 2000 and is all about the grand living spaces.
The step down living room pictured here is located right off of the double height foyer. Furcal's former home spans over 7,400 square feet.
Both the formal dining room and attached living room feature French doors that open to the covered loggia.
A view of the baller kitchen that boasts custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a large center island.
Furcal's family room features two further sets of French doors that open up to the .36 acres of property.
According to public records, the former Dodgers shortstop bought the crib back in July 2007 for $4.25 million. Ouch, that's a huge loss, especially taking into consideration that he originally wanted $3.8 million, only to fetch $3.1 million.
The second floor features four bedrooms suites (there are six bedrooms total in the abode).
For someone who wears a uniform every day, this baller's house sure has a sweet walk-in closet to display some designer clothes.
A view of the luxe master bathroom, which features a steam shower, an expansive vanity and sink area, and a large soaking tub. There are eleven bathrooms total in the high-end spread.
Another walk-in closet? Furcal's former pad is sure to impress all the women out there. Or at least, the soon-to-be woman of this household.
HOA dues for the house, which is located within the confines of Country Club Greenridge Estates, totals $100 per month.
Furcal clearly loved to indulge in a bit of wine judging by the massive size of this wine room.
In addition to the wine cellar, the bottom floor of the shortstop's old house features a media room, game room, sauna, laundry room, and a sixth bedroom suite. Basically, the basement is where all the fun happens.
A view of the game room, which is outfitted with a pool table.
Here's a look at the four-car garage from the inside. Check out the black granite flooring.
A view of the enviable swimming pool, spa, and pool deck.
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito is trying his luck off the field, recently listing his Kentfield, California compound for a steep $11.495 million. Click through the photo gallery to tour Zito's west coast abode.
If San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito can stage a surprising comeback in 2012 after what has been a lackluster career as a Giant, there really isn't much he can't accomplish, right? The lefty is apparently trying his luck off the field, recently listing his Kentfield, California compound for a steep $11.495 million, reports SFGate.
After suffering too many to count losses as a Giant, at least Zito had this amazing estate to retreat back to. His home sits above the hills in Kentfield, along the lower ridges of Mt. Tam, reports SFGate.
Zito's Tuscan-style crib spans over 7,100 square feet of interior living space. While the compound definitely offers privacy and the utmost luxurious standards of living, we can't imagine the long commute over the Golden Gate Bridge to the ballpark every day was that joyful.
The kitchen, which opens to the family room, features a sliding wall of glass that maximizes the fusion of indoor and outdoor space.
A view of Zito's former living room, which features a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace (one of four in the mansion).
The newly married Zito's dining room comfortably seats eight, certainly enough room to host the entire Giants starting rotation.
Zito's master suite is one of four bedrooms in the spread. While the $11.495 million list price is steep, SFGate points out that the ask amounts to merely a little more than half a year's work for the millionaire pitcher.
This wood-paneled library seems a little formal for the guitar-playing baseball player.
There are five full and two half baths to complement the four bedrooms in Zito's pad.
According to public records, Zito picked up this luxe home back in 2007 for $8.863 million. Baseball fans will remember that it was at the end of 2006, just a year before splurging on this compound, when Zito signed a $126 million deal with the Giants, which was the highest contract for any pitcher at the time.
Zito, wine connoisseur? Here's a look at the pitcher's wine room, which boasts an array of wines and a spacious tasting table.
The gated estate comes with a three-car garage, and what looks to be ample room for more in the motor court.
Zito's compound boasts a brand spanking new guest house that was built just this year. It is located above the three-car garage.
The new guest house includes an 18-foot deck and grand indoor/outdoor living.
Here's a view inside Zito's guest house, which features a bedroom, living room, and kitchen.
Luxurious outdoor features abound in the pitcher's pad. There are terraces, lounge areas, jaw-dropping mountain and lake views (Phoenix Lake is just below the estate), and a sparkling infinity pool.
A view of Zito's pristine infinity pool that is surrounded by lush lawns, landscaped grounds, and hangs just on the hillside. Despite Zito's mediocre tenure as a SF Giant, he seems (off the field, at least) to be doing quite well for himself.
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Well, that was a long road. After a year on the market (not to mention numerous price chops), David Wright has finally gone into contract on his swanky New York City penthouse apartment, according to Curbed. The big league apartment originally boasted a $7.85 million price tag, but it looks like the Mets slugger settled for $6.25 million.
The price of Wright's big league apartment, which undoubtedly attracted many suitors wanting to live like a big leaguer, was chopped from $7.85 million in April 2011 to $6.25 million in recent months. The Mets infielder dropped slightly more than the $6.1 million for the place in 2006.
Located in the Infinity Flats in NYC's Flatiron District, this condo features more than 4,000 square feet of living space. The initial listing in April 2011 emphasized the bachelor pad features such as the saltwater aquarium and pool table, reports Curbed.
A view of the eat-in kitchen that includes professional appliances, a marble island with a wine cooler, and tons of storage space. Even bachelors (and big leaguers) must cook for themselves sometime.
The posh penthouse loft comes with a private roof deck accessible from this staircase. Luxury living like this doesn't come cheap. In fact, the home's common charges amount to over $2,400 per month.
A view of the master bedroom, which is one of three in Wright's former spread. The master bedroom includes automated blackout shades, custom closets and a luxe en-suite bath. The pad also features 4.5 baths.
What bachelor (or bachelorette) wouldn't love this room? With ample space for a large couch together with a wall outfitted with five flat-screen TVs, we guess this room is one of the more popular ones in the crib.
The new owners will surely enjoy countless cookouts on this private rooftop terrace.
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ryan Madson is likely out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm, but that isn't stopping him from partaking in a bit of non-baseball recreation off the field. According to, the pitcher just listed his Ladera Ranch, California digs for $2.199 million. The lavish property comes with a ton of sweet amenities, including a $40,000 La Cornue range stove in the kitchen. Click through to see photos of the home.
A view of the exterior of Madson's suburban property. Built in 2008, the home is totally custom-made and is located in the prestigious Covenant Hills area of Ladera Ranch.
Here's a peek at the baller kitchen, which features marble countertops, Sub Zero fridge and freezer, two dishwashers, double ovens, a warming drawer and… drumroll please… a ridiculously expensive $40,000 La Cornue range.
Madson's living room boasts a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace.
The two-level property also includes a three-car garage and sweet hardwood floors throughout.
A look at the formal dining room. Check out the detailed mouldings and wainscoting.
53/147 reports that Madson made his big league debut with the Phillies in 2004 and spent eight seasons with the team. Even though Madson played for the City of Brotherly Love, he clearly has a lot of affection for this lavish SoCal property (Madson is from Long Beach).
A view of the pitcher's wood-paneled library.
The custom home boasts 6,750 square feet of interior living space, and includes this swanky billiards room with a full bar.
The home sits on .32 acres.
A view of the master suite, which is one of five bedrooms in Madson's spread.
Bathrooms don't get more luxe than this one.
A view of the gigantic walk-in closet. Hungry? No need to trudge downstairs to the kitchen because the closet comes equipped with a marble-topped island and refrigerator.
The home is already outfitted with kid-friendly rooms. In fact, there are five bedrooms total in the crib, making it very family-friendly.
Let's face it--kids are messy, but at least you have multiple washer and dryers to do your many loads of laundry.
A view of Madson's outdoor entertainment patio that includes an outdoor living room with fireplace.
The backyard features this stunning pool and spa, which are solar heated.
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Well, that was easy. After just a few months on the market, current Philadelphia Phillies reliever sold his Boston pad for around $3 million, reports the Boston Herald. The former Red Sox hurler originally listed his family-friendly Back Bay penthouse for $3.1 million in January. It would be great if the new owner was a Red Sox fan because the World Series champ's home is less than two miles away from Fenway. Click through the gallery to see Papelbon's former Beantown penthouse.
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An external view of Papelbon's pad.
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Papelbon and his wife Ashley purchased the home back in 2009 for $2.67 million during his glory-filled Red Sox days. Papelbon's former crib features this gourmet kitchen that comes equipped with high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, and copper fixtures.
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A sweeping look at the home's kitchen. The Back Bay spread measures about 2,500 square feet total.
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The unit features four bedrooms total with hardwood floors throughout. Despite a successful and colorful run with the Red Sox (Papelbon celebrated clinching the AL East title in 2007 by doing an Irish step dance in the middle of Fenway), he signed a four-year contract worth a reported $50 million with the Phillies in November 2011. The closer just got a few million dollars richer since he fetched close to his asking price.
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A view of one of the bedrooms in the four-bedroom home.
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A view of the master bathroom, which is one of three bathrooms in the Boston pad.
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This kids room is decked out with (surprise, surprise) a Boston Red Sox theme. Check out the two Fenway-like seats--no word yet whether they are actually real or if they even come with the home, but now that Papelbon's no longer a Sox, he may throw those in for free, right?
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The unit comes with private parking, as well as an elevator that directly leads up to the two swanky decks.
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If the new owners of Papelbon's pad have kids, they're in luck. By buying this family-friendly home, they'll be saving a few bucks on re-doing these kid-friendly rooms.
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Papelbon raised some eye brows back in 2007 when he appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and claimed that his dog, Boss, chewed up the ball that recorded the final out of the 2007 World Series. That doesn't seem all too odd considering SF Giants closer Brian Wilson admitted to keeping the 2010 World Series clinching ball in his Halloween cookie jar.
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If the new owner is a Sox fan, the sale of the condo comes at a good time since it's just the start of baseball season.
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The home features an impressive two private rooftop decks, both of which are accessible via an elevator, and include city views.
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With an outdoor hot tub and a sound system, we imagine Papelbon and fam must be a little sad to leave this abode.
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New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira, or "Tex" as his nickname goes, just re-listed his Westlake home for $3.995 million.
The first baseman has been trying to sell the large property since 2007 when he was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Atlanta Braves, reports
Teixeira even tried going the rental route, leasing the property last year to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
This double-height room features a vaulted ceiling, warm wooden tones, and two deer head trophies, which leads us to believe that PETA may not be a big fan of Teixeira.
A look at the slugger's dining room. The entire house is decked out with a contemporary, Tuscan-style interior.
The lakefront house, which was built in 2005, boasts over 8,500 square feet of interior living space.
A view of the Yankee's gourmet kitchen, which apparently hasn't gotten much use since 2007 when Teixeira traded his Rangers uniform for an Angels one.
The master suite, pictured here, includes a fireplace, private patio, and his and her baths.
The lakefront estate sits on over one acre of land and includes multiple patio areas.
Teixeira's home features a whopping eight bathrooms. Something tells us that his New York abode doesn't have as nearly as many toilets.
Sit and relax on the back patio.
The large patio boasts a sweet outdoor kitchen. Texas barbecue, anyone?
A view of the home theater that shows remnants of Teixeira's earlier playing days. Likely, the jerseys won't be included in the sale of the home.
The home features an infinity-styled hot tub, recessed pool, and gas fire pit.
A view of the gas fire pit, which is situated just between the swimming pool and lake.
No baller pad would be complete without a little man cave/game room action. While this room isn't technically a den, it still serves the same purpose with a pool table, wet bar, and poker table.
There's even a guest cottage on the property that is located adjacent to the home.
As if there wasn't enough space, guests can enjoy some privacy on the property.
The guest house features one bedroom.
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Although former San Francisco Giant Pat Burrell never officially announced his retirement, the man known as Pat the Bat seemed to squash any rumors at making a comeback this baseball season after listing his Scottsdale, Arizona crib for $3.695 million, according to The home is located a mere 22 miles from the Giants spring training facilities and is as swanky as they come. Click through the gallery to see more photos of the swanky Southwestern abode.
An exterior view of Burrell's swanky Scottsdale home, which is located in an uber-exclusive gated community that features the Troon North golf course, which for those golf aficionados is apparently a premiere course in the American Southwest.
Burrell's pad measures close to 7,000 square feet. The listing even boasts that the home is "lightly lived in by a single owner two months each year." Hmm, we wonder who that could be.
Although the home is listed as a two-story home, the main first level of the house is where the majority of the roosm are located, including the living room pictured here.
Another view of the living room, which features a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and some funky curved-shaped couches and tables.
A view of the slugger's billiards room, which surely got a lot of use during his spring training days. While Burrell's days roaming the outfield of AT&T Park are pretty much over, fans of Pat the Bat can perhaps look forward to him stepping in as a coach, reports SF Gate.
For those that live in San Francisco, it's no secret that some of the players, including Burrell, enjoyed the city's bar scene. Here's a look at the home's wet bar, which looks like the outfielder kept pretty well stocked.
A view of the curved staircase that leads up to the house's second floor where you can find the media and game rooms.
The family room, dining room, and kitchen all seamlessly blend together to create a great open living and entertaining space. According to the public listing, Burrell bought the home back in August 2003 for $3.45 million, which means he's hoping to make a few bucks (or at least break even) on the sale of his property.
A sweeping view of the large open family room, kitchen, and dining room space, which is accented by the gigantic fireplace.
A view of Burrell's posh kitchen. Professional ball players certainly reap the benefits of team chefs, so we can't imagine Burrell used his kitchen all that often.
The stone-and-stucco estate is outfitted with a total home automation, meaning that the alarm, door locks, drapes, lights, thermostat and other functions are all controlled by a wireless touchpad. Talk about going modern.
A view of Burrell's office, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in shelving, which doesn't seem to include much baseball memorabilia.
Ascend the staircase (or, elevator if your'e so inclined) and you'll find the lounge and media room. While the home is certainly impressive, it also comes with an equally impressive (and hefty) property tax. Public records indicate that in 2011 Burrell shelled out about $11,100 in taxes.
A look at Burrell's home fitness center where he likely worked out when not at the nearby training facility and stadium.
Burrell's pad comes with this sweet home theater. If you're digging the furnishings, then the home is offered with all the custom furnishings and accessories in the sale price, so you can truly live like Pat Burrell.
The slugger's home features four bedrooms total, including this master suite with lavish floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony, fireplace, and an ideally situated television.
Talk about enviable bathrooms. This master bath boasts a gigantic walk-in shower, soaking tub, and tons of mirrors and counter space.
A look at the luxe outdoor space, which includes a swimming pool, spa, and entertainment patio.
A view of the geometric swimming pool and spa, which can be all yours for $3.695 million.
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Die-hard Giants fans who are looking to score more than a simple autograph from their fave pitcher now have the chance to snatch up Matt Cain's Diamond Heights pad, which Cain and his wife Chelsea just re-listed for $1.795 million. According to Curbed, the Cain family has been trying to unload the sleek city abode since September when it was first listed for $1.95 million.
A view of the exterior of the Diamond Heights family home. Curbed reports that like many families, Cain decamped to live the suburban East Bay life where he reportedly rents during the season.
During the off season, Cain, his wife and their kid live in a house he bought in Arizona. Sure, the city is totally inundated with fog during the summer months, but how could he give up this amazing city view?
The pitcher's home (those who bleed orange and black and watched HBO's The Franchise will recognize the interior) measures 2,800 square feet and sits on a spacious corner lot. Plus, the home is detached on three sides, which means the entire pad is flooded with sunlight.
A view of the living room, which sits on the top floor of the two-story home. The living room boasts a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the Bay views.
The star pitcher bought the Diamond Heights spread back in late 2008 for $2.05 million. Whoever bought the pitcher's home is inheriting a steep tax payment as Redfin reports that Cain paid about $24,000 in taxes on the 1968 house last year.
The first floor of the home features a sun-drenched open floor plan, which certainly boasts enough room for Cain to host the entire starting rotation, and even the bullpen if they were to host a pitchers-only party.
The entire home has been renovated and updated, including the kitchen that comes with a six-burner Thermador range with pot filler, Bosch dishwasher, and flat-fronted light wooden cabinetry.
If you missed out on snatching up Cain's home, then you might want to check out the house that Tim Lincecum once rented (and allegedly trashed), which is up for grabs, though you'll have to act fast since a sale is reportedly pending on Lincecum's former rental.
A look at the den, which could also be converted into an extra bedroom. The home also comes with a two-car attached garage, and a small garden.
Cain's former home is divided into two levels with two master suites on the main level where the dining room, living room, and den are located, and two further bedrooms on the lower level--that's four bedrooms total for those counting.
A view of one of the two spacious master suites in Cain's former home.
A view of one of the three baths in the posh spread.
While Lincecum and Brian Wilson are known to frequent the Marina, Cain is likely looking for a super family-friendly 'hood. Henry Schulman, the Chronicle's Giants beat writer reports that the Cains chose to rent in suburban Orinda last season.
A view of the home's sweet deck, which boasts sweeping views of the city and the Bay.
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With 154 career saves, 3,084 strikeouts, and a world series ring, it appears as if there's very little Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz can't do. Well, let's see how he fares in the real estate game. The former big league pitcher listed his Milton, Georgia mansion for $7.2 million, according to WSBTV. The palatial home includes everything a dude (or sports-loving dudette) could want including tennis and basketball courts, football field, jogging trail and if that's not enough, an 18-hole golf course.
A view of the imposing stacked stone motor court and entryway that greets visitors onto Smoltz's 20-acre property.
The gigantic mansion measures over 18,000 square feet and is situated in Greystone, a luxury community just north of Atlanta. Despite playing for the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals in 2009, his last year in the MLB, it's obvious that Smoltz thought of Georgia as his home since he's maintained this Atlanta-area residence for a number of years.
With one of the most successful careers in Atlanta Braves history, Smoltz amassed a fortune when pitching in the big leagues. His big league salary allowed him to customize his big league home, making sure all the rooms in his house were decked out with high-end finishes and amenities.
A view of the formal dining room, which features a sparkling chandelier and dark wood floors.
Now, this is what we call a big league kitchen. The oversized chef's kitchen features a large island with prep sink, walk-in pantry, and a separate breakfast room.
While some kitchens come with a breakfast nook, there isn't anything "nook-ish" or small about this large breakfast room.
A view of the great room, which features an impressively tall vaulted wood ceiling, a fireplace (one of six in the manse), enough space for an entire baseball team, and not all too surprising, a cross mounted above the fireplace for the born-again Christian Smoltz and his church-going fam.
The enormous home features a total of 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
A view of the gigantic master suite. The size of this room is more like a studio apartment than a bedroom.
The enormous home features a total of 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
Step into the master bathroom where the palatial design and amenities would likely even please the Queen.
A look at the jaw-dropping outdoor entertainment space that includes a dazzling swimming pool, covered outdoor lounge and outdoor kitchen with a wet bar. We wonder how many times Smoltz celebrated victories with his baseball buddies in this sweet lounge.
With a $7.2 million price tag, the price per square foot comes out to about $394 per square foot. Let's hope that Smoltz's real estate endeavors fare better than retired MLB pitcher Mike Hampton whose palatial digs are still on the market after many months.
The 22-acre outdoor space is all about the fun, and Smoltz would likely agree there's always enough to do on his property. From the 18-hole golf course to the jogging trail to the separate baseball and football fields to the separate tennis and basketball courts, this property is any active person's dream come true.
Oh, and did we mention that there's also a stocked fishing pond with an oxygenation system?
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