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MLB free agent Barry Zito gets $3.375 million for his L.A. home with pitching mound

Major League Baseball free agent Barry Zito, who is aiming for a return to the mound in 2015 after sitting out all of last season, has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.375 million.

The Contemporary-style residence, which counts a hillside pitching mound among its features, originally came to market last year at $4.375 million. Zito paid $2 million for the property in early 2003, records show.

Built in 1990, the home occupies about three-quarters of an acre on Sunset Plaza Drive with a viewing patio, a pool and a fire pit.

The open-space floor plan sports a range of designer appointments, a custom fish tank and a step-up dining room. The living room has a fireplace and grand piano. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels center on downtown, mountain and ocean views.

The master suite offers a large dressing room and a bathroom with a soaking tub. In all, the 4,831 square feet of living space has four bedrooms and 4.25 bathrooms.

Sharon Hills of Kobeissi Properties and Bruce Walker of Rodeo Realty co-listed the home on behalf of Zito and his wife, Amber. Steven Spreafico of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in the sale.

The free agent continues to shop his home in the Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills, which returned to the market earlier this year at $3.25 million. Also on the market is Zito's Mediterranean-style estate in Kentfield, which currently is listed for $8.995 million.

Zito, 36, began his career in Oakland and won the American League Cy Young Award while with the A's in 2002. He last pitched for the San Francisco Giants, with whom he won two World Series titles in seven seasons, in 2013.

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