Minor league baseball players play major league trick on a teammate

Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-14 10:52:51-04

A pro baseball player is getting a lot of attention after falling for a month-long prank played by his teammates.

Jeff Francoeur, a former right fielder for the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals and New York Mets, is now playing for the San Diego Padres minor league team, the El Paso Chihuahua’s.

When Francoeur joined the team in March, his new teammates told him that Chihuahua’s pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf.

Fun fact: Jorge Reyes is not deaf.

The prank continued for about a month until the team finally broke the news to Francoeur.

The prank and the eventual reveal (the end is worth it!) were documented in a video made by first baseman Cody Decker: