Mets infielder Jose Reyes is being sued by his ex-mistress on the grounds that he hasn’t been totally paying child support. Christina Sanchez, a model and TV host, has a 7-year-old daughter named Liyah whose father is Reyes. According to Sanchez and her lawyer Steven Gildin, however, Reyes has not been paying his fair share.
“The law says that you should get 17% of the annual income,” said Gildin. “It’s not about the money, however. We would take less if Reyes did the right thing and be a daddy to his daughter.”
The next court date is scheduled for March 22, but as Reyes will be back at Spring Training after competing in the World Baseball Classic, it is possible he will not be present at the hearing.
After Reyes was released by the Rockies last year, the Mets signed him after he completed a 52-game suspension for alleged domestic abuse. After becoming the Mets leadoff hitter, he hit .267/.326/.443 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, nine stolen bases, and four triples. With the uncertainty surrounding David Wright this season, Reyes could end up seeing much more time at third base than originally anticipated.