Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima spends $2M on 4BD

Medium 7cbfa8985720465405d25d41a81444ce Kenji Johjima bought a four-bedroom, two-bath home at 2412 109th Ave. in Bellevue from Bel Forest 2 LLC for $2 million on Sept. 15.

The two-story, 4,605-square-foot home in the Bellevue West neighborhood was built in 2006.

Johjima is a catcher with the Seattle Mariners. He is the first Japanese player to be a full-time catcher in the major leagues.

He began his professional career at the age of 18 with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks of the Nippon Professional Baseball Pacific League. He also played for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the NPB before joining the Mariners. In nine full NPB seasons he hit .299 with 211 home runs and 699 RBIs.

In Nov. 2005 Johjima signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with Seattle. He homered in each of his first two games with the team.

There were 637 sales in Bellevue in 2008, with a median sales price of $479,000.

Address: 2412 109th Avenue SE
Buyer(s): Kenji Johjima
Seller(s): Bel Forest 2 Llc
Sale date: Sep. 15, 2006

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