Mets SS Wilmer Flores said he did not enjoy the salary arbitration process of arguing for more money than was being offered to him by the Mets,he told NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.
Earlier this month, it was determined through arbitration that Flores will earn the $2.2 million he was seeking, as opposed to the $1.8 million being offered by the Mets, FanRag's Jon Heyman reported.
"It was tough, but we felt confident about it and we won," Flores told Kuty. "It's something that my team (of advisors) and I discussed and we had a good feeling about it and we went for it and we got it."
He was the first Mets player since Oliver Perez in 2008 to go to arbitration.
Flores, 25, finished 2016 hitting .267 with 16 HR, 14 doubles and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats, while playing all four infield positions.
He is also arbitration-eligible in 2018 and 2019, after which he can be a free agent.
"Last year was one of the hardest things I've had to work through in the utility role, but somehow I made it through," he added, according to Kuty. "I made the adjustment I had to make. This year, I'll do the same thing. If I'm out there everyday, I'll take it. If I'm not, I'll just make the adjustment."