Ex-Mets pitching ace Santana takes a hit on $3M condo sale

From left: Johan Santana, 170 East End Avenue and Halstead Property’s Georgia Kaporis

Pitchers don’t generally shoot for home runs — and a home run this ain’t. Former Mets ace Johan Santana took a $10,000 hit on the sale of his Yorkville pied-à–terre, according to property records filed with the city today.

Santana bought the fifth-floor sponsor unit at 170 East End Avenue for $3.16 million in 2008, records show, and sold it for $3.15 million in a deal that closed Oct. 24.

The 34-year-old baseball player, who threw the first no-hitter in Mets history last year, is currently a free agent. Late last week, the Mets agreed to pay Santana a $5.5 million buyout to avoid being responsible for his $25 million option for next season.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner rarely used the condominium, and the oven and refrigerator went unused, Halstead Property Georgia Kaporis, who had the listing, told The Real Deal.

The three-bedroom in the Skyline Developers building featured 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and 1,750 square feet of space.

“Every single room faces [Central Park],” Kaporis said. “Not every apartment has the views that this one had.”

The buyer is a European man who paid all-cash and intends to use the property as an investment, Kaporis said. Russell Putterman of Focus Real Estate Group, who represented the buyer, 170 EEA 5H LLC, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Santana first listed it with Halstead in June 2012 for $3.875 million. He later chopped the price to $3.498 million in January, then to $3.35 million in May.

The 20-story, 110-unit building, built in 2009, also has a yoga room, pilates room, 40-seat screening room, arcade and a golf simulator. In December, pop singer Ricky Martin bought a four-bedroom unit at the building, between East 87th and 88th streets, for $5.9 million, as previously reported.

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