The 23-year-old, who had been with the Mets since he was 16, was informed he would be going to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of swap for outfielder Carlos Gomez.
Despite this news, Flores remained on the field. Cue the "there's no crying in baseball" jokes.
As it turns out, the tears were all for nothing. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson emphatically denied the trade rumours and insisted that nothing involving Gomez would transpire.
Just another typical day at the ballpark.