As he gets ready for tomorrow’s two-hour surgery to repair his ailing left hip, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez took his $38 million-mansion in Miami Beach off the real estate market, Gossip Extra has confirmed.
I’m told the baseball star wants to recover from the operation in the zen environment of the home before re-introducing it on the market.
“Alex wants to concentrate on making a full recovery so he can be ready to return to baseball after the All-Star break in July,” a source tells a Gossip Extra operative. “So he doesn’t want anything to disturb the recovery.”
In 2010, the 37-year-old Rodriguez bought the waterfront North Bay Road property for $7.4 million. He put another $20 million into building the ultimate bachelor pad after his back-and-forth divorce from wife Cynthia.
The minimalistic ultra-modern rock pile includes a high-tech gym with a batting cage, nine bedrooms and a sexy pool area for his favorite activity: Sun-bathing with ex-wrestler galpal Torrie Wilson.
The buzz in the real estate biz is that there were several potential buyers kicking the tires over the past two months. A-Rod put the house up for sale in August.
Meanwhile, the Yankees star is about to undergo his second hip surgery since 2009. Then, it was the right side. He returned to play after only two months. But doctors are worried that the right hip could slow down the recovery of his left.
“We are concerned about his right hip and how it will respond with improved function from the left hip,” his surgeon Dr. Bryan Kelly, told Newsday. “The other factor we have to look at is his age.”