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A-Rod a budding real estate mogul?

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Injured Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez already rakes in more dough than any player in baseball, earning $30 million a year for playing — or, this year, not playing — like a shell of his former self. And as it turns out, A-Rod also has a pretty good real estate racket going, too.

According to TMZ, the 37-year-old Rodriguez, who has been on the disabled list all season following January hip surgery, recently sold his nearly-20,000 square foot Miami mansion for a whopping $30 million, netting himself a profit of $15 million.

Rodriguez reportedly purchased the sprawling estate for $7.4 million in 2010. Then after putting in $7.6 million into renovating it, Rodriguez listed the nine-bedroom, 11-bath palace for $38 million in August. (It’s a shame he had to settle for such a lowball offer.)

Here are a few photos, via TMZ, of what you could have gotten for the equivalent of one year of A-Rod’s salary:

It's currently not known who the buyer is — TMZ says it's a celebrity from Palm Beach — but according to the New York Daily News, Rodriguez had been renting the home for more than $125,000 a month before settling on the $30 million purchase offer.

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