Back in November, Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey–a year removed from Tommy John surgery and ready for repaired elbow redemption (we hope)–put his baller 9,100-square-foot Newport Beach, CA, mansion on the market for just shy of $10 million. And as the Boston Business Journal reports today, he has sold his Back Bay condo now, too.
The righty listed the 2,381-square-foot property overlooking the Charles River for a reported $2.1 million, listing the home with Weichert Realtors/Metropolitan Boston Real Estate last fall for $2.4 million. Recently renovated, the choice piece of property features eight rooms total, including three bedrooms, two baths, a large living room and contemporary kitchen. The house also comes with private elevator access and a parking space.
Lackey reportedly purchased the condo in November 2010, paying just over $2 million for the penthouse digs after signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Red Sox back in 2009. The listing sheet at the time of the sale described the the property as a three-bedroom “mini-chateau” featuring “floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private terrace.”
After a rocky first couple seasons with the Sox, you may be hoping this sale foreshadows a fleeting tenure for Lackey here in Boston. But according to CBS Boston, it’s actually part of the pitcher’s divorce from his wife, Krista, last year. Now don’t you feel like an asshole.
As for Lackey’s current health, all signs point toward a renewed strength and vigor for the 2013 season.
“By the end of last season, [Lacky] was fully healthy and was ready to have a fairly normal offseason,” said MLB.com’s Red Sox beat reporter Ian Browne last week. “Clearly, Lackey is an ‘X’ factor for the Red Sox in 2013. If he can even get close to being the type of pitcher he was with the Angels, this would be a big boost for Boston.”
But where will he live now?
Back Bay images via Weichert Realtors/Metropolitan Boston Real Estate | Newport Beach images via Realtor.com