Report: Flores wins arbitration case against Mets

Report: Flores wins arbitration case against Mets

Wilmer Flores has won his arbitration hearing with the Mets and will receive a $2.2 million salary for 2017, according to a report from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman on Saturday. The team has not confirmed the report.

The Mets had argued for a $1.8 million salary during the Friday hearing in front of arbitrators Mark Irvings, Sylvia Skratek and Robert Herzog.

Flores saw time at first base, second base and third base for New York last season, and even made a few appearances at shortstop. The 25-year-old hit .267/.319/.469 in 103 games with 16 home runs, 49 RBIs and a career-best 108 OPS+. Flores also hit .340 with 11 homers and a 1.093 OPS in 100 at-bats against left-handers.

This was the first year of arbitration eligibility for Flores, who earned $526,014 in 2016. Flores' hearing was the Mets' first arbitration case since '08, when pitcher Oliver Perez went to arbitration and also won against the team.

David Adler is a reporter for based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.