The $3.25 million Florida mansion ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez just sold to a Marlins pitcher

The $3.25 million Florida mansion ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez just sold to a Marlins pitcher

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and his wife, Gloria Patricia Gomez , sold their Weston, Florida mansion to Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara and his wife, Yorleny Maritinez Aquino .

The 7,395-square-foot home at 16549 Botaniko Drive sold for $3.25 million, or $439 a square foot. Ramona Bautista of the Keyes Co. brokered the deal.

The home last traded for $2.89 million in 2019, the same year it was built on the 27,362-square-foot lot, so it sold for a solid gain.

Located in the Botaniko gated community, the home features six bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, a media room, an office, a balcony, a summer kitchen, a Jacuzzi and a pool. It’s situated along a lake.

“Ivan Rodriguez ‘Pudge’ and his beautiful wife Patricia were so welcoming and supportive of Sandy’s family and the energy felt at the closing was a blessing,” Bautista said. “This sale was so unique because not every day you have a Hall of Famer like ‘Pudge’ selling their home and an All-Star like Sandy buying a home.”

Rodriguez played in the MLB from 1991 to 2011, earning 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Glove Awards for his fielding work, one American League MVP, and a National League Championship Series MVP in 2003, the year he helped the Florida Marlins win the World Series.

Rodriguez spent the bulk of his career with the Texas Rangers. He also played for the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.

Alcantara has played for the Miami Marlins, as they are now known, since 2018 after starting his career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He made the All-Star team in 2019.

The native of the Dominican Republic signed a five-year, $56 million extension with the Marlins in December.

Weston is a wealthy suburb in western Broward County that is home to many current and retired athletes, including former Miami Dolphins Dan Marino and Jason Taylor.

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