Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is having a memorable 2015. His wife gave birth early in the year, and he dealt with heart palpitations during spring training. After spring training, he signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension, which will keep him in Cleveland until at least 2018.
Then in mid-April, a line drive hit him in the jaw, knocking him out and sending him to the hospital.
More recently though, he seems to have regained his old pitching form, and he's already racked up seven wins this season. He's likely hoping his success on the mound will carry over to a quick sale of his home in Tarpon Springs, FL.
The 3,365-square-foot house includes six bedrooms and a two-car garage. Listed for $479,900, it features a recently renovated gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, double wall ovens, a breakfast bar, a built-in desk, a wine fridge, and stainless-steel appliances. Marble and wood floors run throughout the home. A new roof and air-conditioning system were installed in 2013.
And what Florida home would be complete without a screened-in pool and outdoor kitchen? This one has both along with outdoor seating and a wall-mounted TV -- to watch baseball games, no doubt, while lounging in the pool.
The home's second floor includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom features a massive walk-in closet. A separate in-law apartment is perfect for visitors or a live-in grandparent, nanny -- or growing teenager who wants some space of his or her own.
Framed by classic Florida palm trees, the house was built in 1996 and had new high-impact windows installed in 2012. The home was last sold in May 2011 for $290,000. The listing agent is Maria Azuaje with Berkshire Hathaway.
Tarpon Springs is a town of roughly 23,000 in the Tampa area on Florida's Gulf Coast. It holds the distinction of having a higher percentage of Greek-American residents than any city in the country with an active Greektown, and a major downtown revitalization is underway.
Carrasco is likely hoping someone will quickly play ball with him and make a deal for this house, keeping his winning ways alive a little longer this season.