It used to be you needed a scorecard to keep track of Alex Rodriguez’s doubles and homers, or his record-setting, multi-million-dollar contracts.
Now, you need a scorecard to keep tabs on the embattled slugger’s real estate deals.
Facing a 211-game suspension and in the middle of a lawsuit against Major League Baseball, Rodriguez has found time to list yet another property. This time, the 38-year-old Rodriguez wants to sell the Miami condo he just bought six months ago. He’s asking $3.2 million after paying $2.2, but that includes broker fees and the cost of an extensive remodel.
Rodriguez’s condo is in the luxurious Mei Building on Millionaire’s Row in Miami Beach. The Asian-inspired building at 5875 Collins Ave includes high-end amenities such as an enormous fitness center, spa, infinity pool, 24-hour concierge and valet parking.
A-Rod bought the place right around the time he commenced his monster legal battle against Major League Baseball, which he contends has conspired to destroy his reputation, ruin his endorsement deals and make it impossible for him to finish his Yankees contract. MLB has denied the accusations, calling Rodriguez “desperate.”
An admitted steroid user, A-Rod’s career-threatening suspension comes after MLB found records from a Florida clinic that they contend implicates Rodriguez as a client for performance-enhancing drugs – a charge A-Rod vehemently denies. The two sides are heading for a courtroom showdown in February.
In the meantime, A-Rod has apparently found he doesn’t need the Miami condo unit he bought and had remodeled. His unit has 3 bedrooms and 4 baths on a 1,725-square-foot floor plan. Wraparound balconies have views of the ocean.
The listing comes just months after A-Rod sold his luxuriously cool Miami modern for $30 million. He had listed it for $38 million, but still made a decent $15 million profit from the sale of the high-end, waterfront abode.
Meanwhile, A-Rod’s previous flurry of real estate flips include the Coral Gables home he had shared with ex-wife, Cynthia. He has also bought and sold high-scale New York City condos, including a $10 million unit at Trump Park Avenue and one at the exclusive Upper West Side’s Rushmore building, which he bought for $5.5 million and sold for $8 million. He has also rented several pricy pads in New York, including a $30,000-a-month unit at Central Park West.