Amid a comeback season with the Kansas City Royals, veteran reliever Ryan Madson has closed the door on his home in Temecula, selling the renovated spread for $1.35 million.
Set against a hillside in Temecula wine country, the single-story home is accessed by a private drive. A basketball half-court, a custom swimming pool and a small vineyard are within grounds of about two acres.
Built in 2007 and since updated, the house features a courtyard entry, Travertine floors and custom built-ins throughout nearly 5,000 square feet of space. Among living spaces are formal living and dining rooms, an office and a chef's kitchen with two islands, multiple sinks and granite slab countertops.
The master suite has a large soaking tub and a walk-in closet for a total of five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The living and family rooms each have a fireplace.
Outdoors, a wide covered patio opens to a resort-style pool setting complete with beach entry, grotto, spa and waterslides. A four-car garage and motor court mark the entrance to the home.
Madson, 34, went four years without throwing a pitch in the Majors because of injury before returning to the mound with the Royals this season. He has an earned run average of 2.53 in 62 games out of the pen this year.
A standout at Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, Madson was drafted by Philadelphia in 1998 and spent nine seasons with the team. He signed with the Angels after missing the entire 2012 season following Tommy John surgery but was released in 2013 without having played a game for the team.
The house came on the market last year for $1.75 million and was more recently priced at $1.449 million. Madson bought the house in 2012 for $1.2 million, property records show.
Dan Evans of California Home Pros repped both sides of the transaction.