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Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito sells his spot in the Bird Streets

Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito sells his spot in the Bird Streets
The free-agent pitcher has completed the sale of his second Los Angeles-area home in as many months. (Unlimited Style Real Estate Photography | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito and his wife, Amber, have parted ways with their second Hollywood Hills West home in as many months, selling a house in the celebrity-coveted Bird Streets area for $2.875 million.

The 1960s contemporary, with walls of glass centering on canyon, city and ocean views, originally came to market in April at $4.375 million and was more recently priced at $3.25 million. Zito bought the property in 2010 for $2.155 million, records show.

An open-space floor plan of 4,366 square feet features double-height interiors with a chef’s kitchen and a step-down living room with a wet bar. The top-floor master suite, one of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, is outfitted with three closets, a two-person steam shower and a fireplace.

Long terraces lined in glass flank each level of the home while a hot tub sits off of the master suite.

Josh and Matthew Altman of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Nathaniel Smith, also of Hilton & Hyland, represented the buyer in the sale.

Last month, Zito sold a home on Sunset Plaza Drive, which features, among other things, a hillside pitching mound, for $3.375 million. Still on the market is the free agent pitcher's Kentfield estate, which is currently priced at $8.995 million.

Zito, 36, is aiming return to the mound in 2015 after sitting out last season. The 2002 American League Cy Young Award-winner last pitched for the San Francisco Giants, with whom he won a pair of World Series titles, in 2013.

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