As pro athletes get traded and released from their teams, they usually have a real estate investment they need to unload in the process. Such is the case for free agent pitcher Jamie Moyer who was traded from the Seattle Mariners after 10 years of service to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006. While it’s been four years since his trade, Moyer didn’t immediately put his home on the market — perhaps because he and his wife, Karen, had a philanthropic organization they started in Seattle, the Moyer Foundation, and wanted to reassure the Seattle community that while he might be leaving, the foundation will stay.

According to the Magnolia Voice, Moyer’s home initially went on the market in February 2009 for $8.9 million. It has dropped in price since then to $7.8 million. The Tudor-style home is located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle on a one-half acre gated, corner lot. Extras include a family room with French marble floors, fireplace and butlers pantry; library, home theater, outdoor pool with pool house, and four-car garage.

The Moyer family moved to Bradenton, FL in 2008 so that two of the Moyers’ eight children (Dillon and Hutton), could attend the baseball program at Pendleton School at IMG Academies. Yes, following in their dad’s footsteps.

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