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Yankees’ Soriano buys $2.7 million mansion in Tampa

Add another name to the list of high-profile athletes who have owned homes in Avila.

New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano purchased a 7,833-square-foot mansion in the gated North Tampa community for $2.7 million in April, Hillsborough County property records show.

The Yankees All-Star now has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms (four with jacuzzi tubs), a library, game room, 4,000-bottle wine room and a putting green to enjoy while the team is in Tampa for Spring Training at Steinbrenner Field, according to a Zillow.com sales listing.

Other features noted in the listing for the Mediterranean-style home: a four-car garage, a reclaimed Chicago brick driveway, wood and stone floors throughout, a sweeping, wrought iron staircase and “endless closets.”

Outdoors, the 1.17-acre property includes gazebos, fountains, a bridge, a pond and a “designer pool and spa package.”

Soriano purchased the mansion from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ general manager Bruce Allen and his wife Kiersten, who bought the house for $2.72 million in 2004, records show.

Soriano is in the final year of an eight-year, $136 million contract he signed with the Chicago Cubs, which continued when he was traded to the Yankees in 2013.

Former Yankees players Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada have owned homes in Avila, as well as current Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, and former Buccaneers player Warren Sapp and coach Tony Dungy.

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