Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made that announcement Wednesday night following an incredibly strange and awkward set of circumstances.
The Mets apparently were on the verge of acquiring Brewers slugger Carlos Gomez, reportedly for Flores and pitcher Zack Wheeler. Typically teams will pull a traded player, but Flores, who was drafted by the Mets as a 16-year-old in 2007, was left in the game. He had clearly heard he had been traded and couldn’t control his emotions on the field and started to cry.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal provided updates on the situation throughout Wednesday night, reporting that the Mets backed out of the deal citing concern over a hip issue with Gomez.
Sources: #Mets backed out of trade due to concern over hip issue with #Brewers’ Gomez.