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Following his retirement from the MLB in March 2015, former All-Star reliever Heath Bell is lobbing a final pitch at home buyers. Known for sprinting in from the bullpen when called on to pitch, Bell is now ready to walk away from his $1.5 million home in San Diego.
The high-strung pitcher was revered for his blazing fastball when he held the closer role for the San Diego Padres from 2009 to 2011, racking up 132 saves in three seasons. After leaving the Padres as a free agent in 2011, Bell had a tumultuous season with the Miami Marlins and drifted out of the big leagues two seasons later.
Listed for just under $1.5 million, his five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style property is a home run. (See what we did there?) Ideal for families -- Bell does have four kids -- the home has plenty of living areas, a large kitchen which opens to a breakfast area, and spacious bedrooms.
There are plenty of stylish details throughout, including arched doorways, stone floors, and high ceilings.
But the most impressive feature is outside. The lush courtyard has a pool, barbecue station, fireplace, and bar. There is also enough seating to entertain friends and family, and plenty of high walls and plants for privacy.