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Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano Sells Chicago Penthouse

Alfonso Soriano has long been considered to have one of the smoothest swings in Major League Baseball, so it’s only fitting that the sale of his penthouse condominium in Chicago was a relative breeze.

The New York Yankees outfielder posted the luxury unit in September 2013 for $2.95 million and it was under contract roughly a month later, reports the Chicago Tribune. The deal ultimately closed on Jan. 16 for $2.905 million.

“It was a very smooth transaction,” listing agent Sergio Aguirre of Northlake Realtors told the Tribune.

Soriano paid $2.65 million for the 44th-floor condo in December 2006, shortly before signing a massive free-agent contract with the Chicago Cubs that would pay him $136 million over eight seasons. The River North unit offers a little over 3,800 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.

Framing sprawling views of the Chicago cityscape through floor-to-ceiling glass, the athlete’s penthouse features a gourmet kitchen, built-in surround sound, a wine cellar and a private terrace measuring 150 square feet. The master suite boasts his and her closets, and the unit also comes with a pair of parking spaces.

Soriano found himself back in the Big Apple last season after being dealt by the Cubs to the Yankees in July. A seven-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger, he holds a career batting line of .272/.321/.504 with 406 home runs over 15 Major League seasons.

Sergio Aguirre of Northlake Realtors was the listing agent. Lindsay Goldshtein of Baird & Warner represented the buyer.


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