PANAMA CITY (AP) — t unanimous Hall of Fame selection http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage.The former New York Yankees‘ closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the Central American country “unfounded.”“I have always acted … as a good family father,” the 49-year-old told local media.Rivera’s comments came as he is being asked to appear before Panamanian judicial authorities to answer accusations that he has failed to fulfill his obligations to support the boy and girl, ages 11 and 15.“He came to clean up his image before the media, instead of notifying authorities and facing the process” against him, said Yovany Wyznick Ortega, a lawyer for the children’s mother.Speaking to The Associated Press, Ortega alleged that Rivera and the children had “always shared” but that the former player stopped seeing them and “abandoned” them two years ago.“He stopped paying for things for his children and put them in an economically critical situation,” she said.The lawyer said Rivera faces five suits filed several months ago. She said that if he does not appear before judicial authorities, she will ask that he be prevented from leaving the country.Little was known of the accusations against him until Feb. 11, when reports that a hearing called by Rivera’s attorneys did not take place began appearing in local media.Rivera lives in New York but was back in Panama on Tuesday. He gave an unexpected radio interview Mike Napoli Jersey , then appeared before local media with his lawyers and offered a brief written statement.“It is true that I face demands in the courts, all without foundation, which are affecting my children whom I love with all my heart,” the statement said.Rivera is married and has three children from the marriage.In late January, Panamanians celebrated when Rivera became baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection and only the second Panamanian selected to the hall. The other is Rod Carew.Rivera is baseball’s career saves leader with 652 in regular season play, and he had 42 more in postseason games. Rockies young core and potential stars will need to play big roles in 2019 to keep team in playoff contention"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockpileYoung Rockies will need to fill big shoes in 2019New,73commentsRockies news and links for Sunday, October 21, 2018fans that particularly center around what’s in store for the team’s youthful talent as we look ahead to 2019. There are tentatively three or four critical positions (second base, right field http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , bullpen) up for grabs next season that these young Rockies players could fill—the real question is if they’ll be given the opportunity to do so.Additionally, a great question is asked about the Rockies television deal and if or when it will be improved upon. 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First reported on Wednesday, Oh is considering returning to his home country of South Korea to pitch in the KBO again so that he can be closer to his family and not so reliant on his translator, Eugene Koo.Oh was a major stalwart to the back end of the bullpen as the Rockies earned a playoff berth in 2018, and losing him would be a major hit to the club who may already be without Adam Ottavino next year as he enters free agency. 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Take a look, and you might also imagine how Coors would play if there was no center field fence at all...Rumors: Grandal, Miley, Morton, Brantley, Myers | MLB.comMLB.com has all of your hot stove needs warming up on the back burner http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , and in this post takes a look at the handful of teams that will be in the hunt for a new catcher this offseason—including the Rockies. In particular, Yasmani Grandal and Wilson Ramos are highlighted as possible acquisitions, and the pros and cons of each veteran backstop are examined.Despite both having career years in terms of OPS+, it’s interesting to note that Ramos, because of his trade from Tampa Bay to Philadelphia, would not cost a team a first-round draft pick due to a qualifying offer, while Grandal would. Who is your preference to complete the battery for the Rockies next year? Anyone not discussed here?