Former Angels pitcher makes play on $20M Beverly Hills mansion


Recently retired Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson hopes to throw a strike with his Beverly Hills mansion, after a 20 percent price drop.

The athlete — who is now focused on his auto racing team, C.J. Wilson Racing — first listed his Benedict Canyon Drive mansion for $25 million in September, The Real Deal has learned. He dropped the asking price to $19.9 million, or $2,000 a square foot, last month. 

The 10,000-square-foot property has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a theater. It includes a private guest suite with its own entrance. Automated smart home technology controls the entire mansion, which also has an infinity pool and four-car garage, according to the listing.

Wilson purchased the site in 2012 for $2.8 million, according to property records.

Listing agent Shervin Rafii of Keller Williams Newport Beach said renovations on the home wrapped up last year.

It was not intended to be a spec mansion, he said, adding that Wilson renovated the property to make it more private and secluded.

Wilson recently listed another home, according to the Los Angeles Times.

He put his 3,400-square-foot home in the Spyglass Hill neighborhood of Corona del Mar on the market for $2.7 million this month. Rafii also holds that listing.

The 36-year-old left-handed pitcher also recently purchased BMW, Audi and Porsche dealerships in Fresno.

Wilson announced his retirement earlier this month in media interviews and on his personal Twitter account. He had not pitched in the major leagues since 2015 due to nagging shoulder injuries.


Former Angel C.J. Wilson gets $2.65 million for house with a view in Corona del Mar


Former Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson, who retired this year to pursue a career in car sales and racing, has sold his home in Corona del Mar for $2.65 million.

The two-story home, built in 1976 and recently remodeled, came on the market in late January and had an offer in hand in about two weeks, records show. Wilson paid $2.37 million for the property in 2015.

The contemporary, set up from the street on a corner lot, was designed to take in the scenery. Sliding glass doors in the step-down living room provide access to a wraparound deck with views of the city and ocean. 

Also within roughly 3,400 square feet of living space is a family room, an eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master retreat — with two walk-in closets and a dressing area — opens to a private balcony.

Outside, there’s a swimming pool with a spa and patio space for entertaining. A transparent guardrail provides a barrier at the edge of the hilltop lot.

Shervin Rafii of Keller Williams Realty was the listing agent.

Wilson, 36, broke into the big leagues with the Texas Rangers and spent seven seasons with the team. The two-time all-star joined the Angels as a free agent in 2011, compiling a 51-35 record in four seasons.