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A.J. Pierzynski Lists Lincoln Park Home

By Paul Biasco | January 7, 2013 11:06am | Updated on January 8, 2013 6:34am

LINCOLN PARK — A deep-pocketed buyer could be safe at home in A.J. Pierzynski's house, now on the market for $1.75 million.

The former Chicago White Sox catcher's Lincoln Park home was put up for sale as the hard-nosed player leaves Chicago for the Texas Rangers.

The five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, at 2139 N. Clifton Avenue, was built in 1886. Pierzynski bought the three-story home with his wife, Lisa, in 2006 for $1.62 million, according to property records.

The home listing states that a buyer has the option of purchasing the home fully furnished.

The South Side fan favorite signed with the White Sox in 2005 and was a mainstay of the World Series Championship team that same year. He was an All-Star in 2006.

Pierzynski's Lincoln Park home was put up for sale shortly after he signed a one-year $7.5 million contract with the Texas Rangers in late December, according to Chicago Real Estate Daily. He joins former Cubs catcher Geovany Soto on the Texas club.

The 10-room Victorian-style house has been restored with a modern DeGuilio kitchen, a rooftop deck and modern bathrooms and fireplaces. It is being offered through agent Emily Sachs Wong

The home features the original doors and "amazing moldings," according to the listing, as well two living rooms and a wet bar.

The 36-year-old Pierzynski spent six seasons with the Minnesota Twins and one with the San Francisco Giants before joining the White Sox in 2005.