Ex-Dodger, Padre Carlos Hernandez looks to catch a buyer

Former @Padres backstop Carlos Hernandez lists house with a home plate in San Diego

Former Dodgers and Padres catcher Carlos Hernandez isn't too far removed from the field post-retirement.

The former backstop, who played a key role in the Padres' World Series run in 1998, has put his San Diego house, complete with a personal home plate, on the market for $1.695 million.

Set on more than half an acre in the Santa Fe Valley area, the two-story Mediterranean is distinguished by a stone-lined entry, arched doors and slate flooring.

The 5,454 square feet of living space features large formal spaces, a double-island kitchen, an office, a den, six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. There are four fireplaces.

Outdoors, the grounds center on a solar-heated pool with a spa and water slide, a pair of palapas, an outdoor kitchen and large expanses of lawn. A casita with a private entrance, a pool house with a sauna and bathroom and a four-car garage complete the grounds.

The property last sold in 2001 for about $1.226 million, records show. Ana Smith of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService is the listing agent.

Hernandez, 47, came up with Los Angeles in 1990 and played 10 seasons for the Dodgers, Padres and Cardinals. He currently serves as a color analyst for Fox Sports San Diego.

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