Baseball outfielder Steve Finley has sold his 10,000-square-foot, Tuscan-style house in the San Diego area for close to its $8,995,000 asking price, the Wall Street Journal is reporting today.


Finley, 42, played for the San Diego Padres from 1995 to 1998. He recently signed a minor-league contract with the Colorado Rockies.

The house that Finley sold, at in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is one that Finley and his wife had built in 2003. Features in the five-bedroom house, which is located on a 4.7-acre parcel inside the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant development, include seven and a half baths, a large gourmet kitchen with traditional-style mahogany wood cabinetry, a home theater and a wine cellar, according to listing information. Outside are a lap pool, a guesthouse, a vineyard and a citrus grove, according to listing information. Check out the house’s listing sheet here and take a look at additional photos of the house here.

The Finleys sold the house to Cindy and Laurence Bloch, according to public records. The exact sale price was not available in public records, but the Journal reported that it was close to the asking price.

Inexplicably, the Journal declined to speculate on where the Finleys are going or to discuss the couple’s other real estate holdings. We, however, can report that the couple has owned multiple other houses in Rancho Santa Fe over the years. They currently own a 2,942-square-foot house on 3.42 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, according to public records. They owned a house at 16161 Puerta del Sol in Rancho Santa Fe until 1999. And, the couple also has owned a 2,519-square-foot, beachfront house at 2502 Ocean Front in Del Mar, Calif. since 1995, when they purchased it for $1,535,000, according to public records.