Forty-Three Will Get You Twenty

michael eisnerCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  Jose Tabata of the New York Yankees poses during Photo Day on February 21, 2008 at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Clearly, former Yankees top prospect and current Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand Jose Tabata loves older women.

In fact, Mrs. Tabata is 23 years his senior.

But that's the least of his troubles if the latest news out of Tampa is true.

According to published reports, Tabata's wife, Amalia Tabata Pereira, 43, was arrested yesterday and charged with a number of alleged crimes including false imprisonment, interference with child custody and impersonating a siocial service worker.

She's currently being held in lieu of $750,000.00 bail.

According to Police, she kidnapped a two-month old girl from a family at a health clinic in Plant City, Florida, by stating that the couple was about to be deported.

Jose Tabata has not been charged and is not believed to have any involvement in this case.

Fortunately the little girl and her parents have been reunited.

Apparently, Tabata was "shocked" at hearing about the allegations.

Not nearly shocked as we were when we found out he was married to someone more than twice his age!

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