The 2017 baseball season is certainly one that Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera would like to put behind him. Not only did his team finish with the worst record in baseball but he personally had his worst season since becoming a professional.
Now, according to an exclusive report from Tony Paul of The Detroit News, 2017 just got even worse for Cabrera as he has been sued by a Florida woman who is seeking money to support the children that she had with him.
— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) October 13, 2017
The report says that the woman could be seeking $100K or more per month in child support from Cabrera.
Belkis Mariela Rodriguez, 35, of Orlando, sued Cabrera in Florida in August after the Tigers first baseman allegedly slashed child-support payments, a move that coincided with the Tigers veteran helping her buy a nearly $1 million home earlier this year. Cabrera is one of the world’s wealthiest athletes, earning more than $30 million a year, but is fighting over how much money the children should receive.
Cabrera, 34, wants paternity tests conducted on the children, born in 2013 and 2015, and has accused Rodriguez of extorting him, according to court records. It’s unclear if those tests have been administered. Cabrera currently is paying her more than $6,200 a month.
To read the full exclusive report from Tony Paul, please click here.