Hot Property: Gary Matthews Jr.

Former Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr., shown in 2007, has listed Corona del Mar home for sale for $3.55 million. (Associated Press / February 21, 2007)

Retired Major League Baseball outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. has listed his home in Corona del Mar for sale at $3.55 million.

Occupying a raised lot in the Cameo Highlands community, the single-level home was built in 1961 and has an entertainer’s courtyard with a pool and spa. The 3,000-square-foot home has ocean views extending as far as Catalina and an open floor plan that includes three bedrooms, three full baths, a den and an office.

Exposed beamed-ceilings, French doors, a gourmet kitchen, and a master suite with a large cedar-lined closet are among its features.

Records show that Matthews paid $3.05 million for the property in February 2007, three months after signing a five-year, $50-million free-agent contract with the Angels.

Matthews, 39, played for nine teams in 12 years as a major leaguer, making one All-Star team (2006). He is the son of former baseball player and broadcaster Gary Matthews.

The listing is held by Mark Taylor of HOM Sotheby’s International Realty.

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