Former Mariners star Alex Rodriguez is asking $6.5 million for a midcentury-modern residence, which was built in 1954.

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Former Mariners and Yankees star turned TV baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez is ready to give up his L.A. base, listing his architectural residence in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $6.5 million.

Known as the Honnold & Rex Research House, the midcentury-modern residence was built in 1954 under the Architectural Products magazine research program, which encouraged experimentation with materials and designs. About a decade ago, it was redesigned and reconfigured by earlier owner and architectural conservator Xorin Balbes.

Tucked away on a secluded drive, the home features horizontal louvers that wrap the exterior of the home and provide a privacy screen while diffusing light during the day and night. Clean lines, a mix of organic materials and walls of windows reinforce its modernist roots.

At the heart of the house is a two-story living room with a block-wall fireplace that runs from floor to ceiling. The floor plan includes a chef’s kitchen, a dining room and a family room on the main floor. The master suite — one of four bedrooms and four bathrooms — floats above the living room area, allowing for city light and tree-top views.

Rodriguez, who retired from baseball two years ago, bought the property in 2014 from Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep for $4.8 million.

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Chosen first by the Mariners in the 1993 draft, the 43-year-old was among the most dynamic players in baseball during his career, amassing 696 home runs and 3,115 hits across 22 seasons. Rodriguez’s scores of accolades include 14 All-Star Game appearances, 10 Silver Slugger awards and three American League MVP awards.

Since his retirement, he has worked as a broadcaster for ESPN and Fox. He recently bought a home in New York City with partner Jennifer Lopez.