Is Cano a deadbeat daddy??
Via NY Daily News reports:
Dominican Republic — As ex-Yankee Robinson Cano was introduced in Seattle as the Mariners’ $240 million man, his big smile couldn’t hide a child-support fight hounding him half the world away.
A judge in Santo Domingo on Thursday ordered Cano to pay an additional $600 monthly in a “provisional pension” to his 3-year-old son — on top of the $600 a month he already pays in child support.
But more than 3,000 miles away, Jackelin Castro, the mother of the star’s son, Robinson Miguel Cano, has been fighting tooth-and-nail to get the ballplayer fork over some of his fortune.
“All we can do is try to provide a sufficient amount to the child for his future,” Castro’s lawyer, Wendy Diaz, told the Daily News.
She said she’s been struggling to raise the child on the seemingly paltry amount Cano is supposed to pay. She says the only other income she received is $100 a month from the Dominican Ministry of Sports for training and coaching young female volleyball players, a sport she used to play.
Diaz said that the next court date is scheduled for Jan. 23, and that Cano is expected to attend that hearing.
She said she’s not certain if Cano will fight the court’s decision, but doubts “very much that a judge would rule he doesn’t have to pay” the extra $600.
“We are fighting for $25,000 a month,” Diaz said. “We believe that is fair.”
Cano has a mansion on a plush golf course in Juan Dolio, further west from San Pedro de Macoris, where Castro and his son live. A Ferrari is covered in the garage next to an Escalade, and there is a blue Porsche Cayenne SUV in the street out front, with a bodyguard standing at the edge of the driveway.
Yankee outfielder Alfonso Soriano lives in the same gated community. Castro, meanwhile, lives in a single-level yellow home with an orange roof.
Cano’s baby mama is fighting for what would be pocket change to Cano. Do you think he should pay up??