Yankees' Robinson Cano is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Jackelin Castro is the mother of Cano’s 3-year-old son, Robinson Miguel Cano Castro, and she told ESPN that Cano is often late with his $600-a-month payments.
Since the All-Star second baseman made a cool $15 million this past season, she wants her monthly payments to increase to $25,000. Cano begs to differ saying he is making his $600 monthly payments while Castro argues that he isn’t consistent.
Castro says she’s got the facts to back up her statement by stating that she didn’t receive the monthly payments for May and June until July 2nd and also didn’t receive payments for July and August until August 15.
“It’s like a crumb because I [have] to chase after that money,” Castro told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
In the future Cano hopes to get a long-term contract offer of $300 million.
Castrto’s lawyer, Wendy Diaz, said, “I believe the money he gives to his son, when he does, is not enough to feed the dogs of Robinson Cano’s house.”
This is why she believes Cano should be paying about $25,000 a month. Some might differ since the average salary in the Dominican Republic is $2,370 and Cano said he’s giving his child more than the monthly payments.
Cano had this to say in a prepared statement, “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.”