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Diamondbacks baseball chief Tony La Russa buys in Monrovia

Diamondbacks baseball chief Tony La Russa buys in Monrovia
The Diamondbacks executive recently paid $717,500 for the Ranch-style home in Monrovia. (Redfin | Inset: Getty Images)

Tony La Russa has added buying a home to his busy offseason.

The Diamondbacks executive, who made quick work of finding a new manager and general manager earlier this offseason, has purchased a home in Monrovia for $717,500.

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Originally built in 1951, the updated Rancher features a chef's kitchen, a dining room, a living room with a fireplace, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in nearly 1,800 square feet of living space.

Among updates is an enlarged master suite, which has raised ceilings, maple cabinetry and built-in bookcases with a library ladder. There's also a sun room with a midcentury fireplace and a covered patio.

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La Russa, who turned 70 last month, managed the White Sox, Athletics and Cardinals over 33 major league seasons, winning three World Series titles (1989, 2006 and 2011). He was hired by the Diamondbacks to oversee the front office as chief baseball officer in May.

The home originally came to market in June with an ask of $668,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Marilyn Johnson of Podley Properties was the listing agent. Dean Griffith of Coldwell Banker Arcadia represented La Russa in the sale.

The purchase is La Russa's second of the year. In May, the longtime manager purchased a four-bedroom home in Danville, Calif., for $1.233 million. He also maintains a 7,500-square-foot residence in Alamo.

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