In a bizarre situation, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is still playing for the team while he already knows he’s been traded.

Only a world in 2015 can create a situation like this.

Tonight, Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets have acquired former Mets outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler. It sounds pretty straight forward (and incredibly exciting for Mets fans), but what turned out to be normal took a strange twist during the Mets contest against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field tonight.

Flores, who started at shortstop tonight, caught wind of the trade during the game and has continued to play. For some strange reason Terry Collins has yet to pull the kid from the game, realizing he is now property of the Brewers (pending a physical).

The young 23-year old Flores was seen running out to his position in the top of the eighth-inning with heavy emotions. For a kid who’s spent his entire professional baseball career with the Mets organization, he suddenly felt the pain for the entire world to see.

The poor kid now has to collect himself and finish his last game as a Met.

Sometimes the business of baseball is just plain cruel.

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