Livan “I lo’ you, Miami!” Hernandez, the 1997 World Series-winning Marlins pitching prodigy, was back in town earlier this month to handle the season’s ceremonial first pitch at Marlins Park.
Hernandez, who appears to have moved to Puerto Rico, didn’t stay too long, however.
Process servers were looking for him!
The baseball retiree, who fled Cuba in 1995 and landed a $4.5 million-contract with the then-Florida Marlins before playing 17 seasons in MLB, has debts in this town.
And if you believe those who want to be made whole, the big right hander’s not paying — and he might not even be able to pay if he were disposed to make good on two judgments pending against him.
According to Miami-Dade County court records, there’s the matter of Yanelle Hernandez, a little girl fathered by Livan 14 years ago, according to court paper.
Yenni Avendano, the child’s mother in Broward County, sued for paternity last year and Hernandez didn’t think it important to show up.
So a judge decided in March that the 42-year-old former Marlins hero would have to pay $1,341 a month in child support, with $10,000 in retroactive payments.
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