Via ESPN -
As Robinson Cano and his advisers prepare to seek a big money free-agent contract, he is part of an increasingly bitter child-support case in which the anticipated windfall is not lost on either side. Jackelin Castro, the mother of Cano’s 3-year-old son, filed a child support case in a San Pedro de Macoris court last month. She, her attorneys, and representatives of Cano are scheduled back in court Nov. 7, just as Cano hits the free-agent market. Cano took home $15 million this season. And, if all goes as planned, the five-time All-Star figures to sign a multiyear deal with the Yankees or another deep-pocketed suitor this winter.
Castro, in an interview with “Outside the Lines,” portrayed Cano as an absentee, tight-with-a-buck father, saying he has skimped on adequate support for son by paying her about $600 a month. Cano said he is paying the agreed-upon amount of support.
The sides have been trying to reach a deal since at least last February when, according to Castro, an attorney who no longer works for Cano visited her home and pitched what she describes as a 10-year contract.
The proposal, she said, dealt with visitation rights for Cano, as well as child support — which a document she was given indicates was for a payment of 150,000 Dominican pesos every six months, or the equivalent of between $500 and $600 a month. Also included was a confidentiality provision. If found in violation, Castro would be liable for damages in the amount 2 million pesos, or about $47,000.
She declined to sign the document.
“The intention of him and his advisors was somewhat to intimidate me,” Castro said.
Prediction: Cano will run out a grounder to first faster than he will be willing to support his illegitimate off-spring.