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Former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman sells land parcel in Rancho Santa Fe

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The longtime San Diego Padres closer bought the nearly three-acre parcel in Rancho Santa Fe in 2007 for $3.1 million.

(Redfin | Inset: Associated Press)

Former San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman has sold a plot of land in Rancho Santa Fe for $2.5 million.

Set within The Bridges, a guard-gated resort community, the nearly three-acre parcel is surrounded by 280-degree views of canyons, citrus groves and the fairways of the nearby Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course.

Listed for sale last year at $2.699 million, the property is pre-approved for a building site of 25,600 square feet, with the possibility of an additional 9,400 square feet of space, according to the listing details.

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Hoffman, who owns other property in the Southland, bought the land in 2007 for $3.1 million, public records show.

Joseph Martelli of Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments Inc. was the listing agent.

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Hoffman, seven times an all-star, was among baseball’s most dominant closers in the ‘90s and 2000s, leading the league twice in saves (1998, 2006). The 48-year-old’s 601 career saves rank second all-time, trailing only Mariano Rivera (652).

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He is currently a senior advisor for baseball operations for the Padres, a role that includes pitching instruction for the club’s minor league affiliates.

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