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Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar lists Avila mansion for $6.55 million

TAMPA — Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar is looking to sell his sprawling Tampa mansion for $6.55 million.

The 18,000-square-foot contemporary estate spans more than three acres of Tampa's ultra-exclusive Avila enclave, a listing shows.

The Palacio de Avila mansion and its staff quarters boast 11 bathrooms, nine bedrooms and an eight-car garage, as well as a wine cellar, theater room and five fireplaces.

Century 21 agent Dianne Martin said Alomar, 45, will move to his home in Toronto, where last year he launched a line of baseball gloves and bats. The 12-time All-Star second baseman retired from baseball in 2004.

Alomar's Avila mansion took center stage during a media circus in 2010, when a judge demanded Alomar move out after his then-wife, model Maripily Rivera, accused him of threatening her with a knife.

Rivera, whom tabloids called the Paris Hilton of Puerto Rico, later blamed Alomar for random flickerings of the lights, TV and power, saying Alomar could control the home's electronics on his iPhone from afar. The couple divorced in 2011.

Contact Drew Harwell at (727) 893-8252 or dharwell@tampabay.com.

Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar lists Avila mansion for $6.55 million 01/14/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:54pm]
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