Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/4/13
New York Yankees free agent Robinson Cano is embroiled in a child-support battle with the mother of his young son, who is hoping to drive up his relatively low $600-a-month payments to $25,000. The All-Star second baseman, who made $15 million this past season, is often late with payments that go toward raising his 3-year-old son, Robinson Miguel Cano Castro, the child’s  Dominican mom, Jackelin Castro, told ESPN. The 30-year-old Cano insists he’s paying the agreed-upon amount. But Castro says the payments are inconsistent. Castro says payments for May and June were made on July 2, and July and August payments were made on Aug. 15. “It’s like a crumb because I [have] to chase after that money,” Castro told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.” Cano hopes to receive long-term contract offers in the $300 million range as a free agent next season. And, even though $600 is a lot of money in the Dominican Republic — where the average yearly salary is $2,370 — Castro’s supporte...
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