A day after reporting to spring training in Lakeland, Fla., Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera declined to comment on his ongoing paternity suit. “I’m just here to play baseball,” Cabrera said Monday. Cabrera is being sued by his ex-mistress, Belkis Rodriguez, claiming he isn't paying enough child support for the two children he fathered with her; a son (5) and a daughter (2 1/2). Cabrera fathered two children with the Florida woman. He is married to Rosangel Cabrera and together the couple has three children. Cabrera pays $15,000 a month in child support and helped Rodriguez buy a nearly $1 million mansion in a gated community in Orlando. Rodriguez claims Cabrera cut back on child support by $5,000 a month to appease his wife, who discovered the affair and filed for divorce in March of last year. His wife eventually changed her mind. Cabrera's legal woes come after a career-worst season in which he hit .249 with 16 home runs and 60 RBIs. He arrived at Tiger Town on Sunday and said he was in good health.
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera on paternity suit: I'm here to play baseball
Detroit Free Press | Feb 20