Robinson Cano has had an interesting offseason. No, I’m not just talking about the quest to get a $300 Million contract from the Yankees or risk going somewhere else. Apparently, Cano is also in the middle of a bitter child support battle.
All right, before we continue on with the story, raise your hand if you knew Robinson Cano actually had a son before today? Anyone? Nope, okay. I thought so.
Moving on, Jackelin Castro, the mother of her and Cano’s 3-year-old son filed a child-support claim last month against Cano. They have a November 7 court date in the Dominican Republic, but Cano is not expected to attend.
According to ESPN, Castro told them that Cano is “an absentee tight-with-a-buck father, saying he has skimped on adequate support for his son by paying about $600 a month.” Cano claims he’s paying what the courts regulated.
Cano released a statement yesterday via his publicist on the matter:
“I have gone above and beyond to care for my child, including an agreed upon monthly stipend, a house, a car, insurance, school and other essentials for the baby and his mother as well as many other things including toys and clothing. This is a private matter and I will not fight it in the media, nor will I say anything disparaging about the mother of my child or comment any further. I look forward to an amicable resolution that will allow me time with my son.”
I don’t normally like to put my two cents in articles like these but–Cano, you make millions of dollars! It wouldn’t kill you to hand over more than $600 a month.
Note: Now that we have that out of the way, I’m posting a “Yankees Mailbag” article tomorrow. If you have any questions about the Yankees that you would like answered, then put the questions in the comments section below. You can also send Yankees questions to my Twitter account @dfiregirl4. Can’t wait to read them!