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Judge gives Miguel Cabrera break on child support, but affair cost Tigers star millions

A quick look at some of the players who have cashed in since Miguel Cabrera signed his big extension with the Detroit Tigers in 2014. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press

Baseball players rarely, if ever, convince an umpire to overturn a call at the plate.

But Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera got lucky with one particular umpire: a Florida judge who this week agreed to cut his child support payments to an ex-mistress after the MVP player cried foul.

Under an amended final judgement, Cabrera will now pay $14,000 a month in child support to the woman he secretly fathered two children with, instead of the $20,000 a month that was originally ordered in March.