Texas Ranger Adrian Beltre sells in Bradbury for $17 million

Patience often pays off when waiting for the right pitch, and it also can pay off in home selling. Texas Ranger third baseman Adrian Beltre and his wife, Sandra, have sold their 4-acre-plus estate in Bradbury for $17,410,961, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The couple listed their custom house nearly two years ago at $19.8 million.

The newly built Mediterranean, designed for both formal entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living, includes such custom features as a 2,500-square-foot rec room outfitted as a batting cage. The 16,600-square-foot home, in a 24-hour gate-guarded community, sits off a circular driveway. The entry has a 35-foot-high painted ceiling. There are seven bedrooms and 17 bathrooms in all.

A 2,500-square-foot guesthouse includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a 1,300-square-foot cabana has a kitchen. Outdoor amenities include an infinity pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, two tees and two putting greens with sand traps.

Beltre, 33, played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1998 to 2004. He is a three-time all-star.

Lynwen Hughes-Boatman of Deasy/Penner & Partners, Pasadena, was the listing agent. Robin Marquez of Coldwell Banker Top Team in Chino represented the buyer.

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