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Reese Havens | Second Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Reese Havens has announced his retirement from baseball.
Havens was a first-round pick of the Mets back in 2008, but a long list of injuries prevented him from living up to his potential. The 27-year-old was dropped from the 40-man roster last spring and hit just .237/.312/.330 in 38 games in Triple-A last season. Jan 22 - 11:35 AM

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Mets sent INF Reese Havens outright to Double-A Binghamton.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Havens batted .215/.340/.351 at Double-A last season while battling back issues.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 02:03:00 PM

The Mets are expected to remove Reese Havens and Darin Gorski from their 40-man roster.

Havens reported had drawn some trade interest from the Blue Jays, but it doesn't appear anything will get done on that front. The players will have to pass through waivers in order to be outrighted to the minors.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 11:00:00 AM

The New York Daily News' Andy Martino hears that the Blue Jays have "been poking around" on Reese Havens.

The Mets are trying to clear some 40-man roster space and are shopping a host of players, including Havens, Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles. Havens has a chronic back injury and batted .215/.340/.351 at Double-A last season, so it won't take much to get him.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 07:56:00 PM

Mets prospect second baseman Reese Havens conceded Friday that he'll likely never be 100 percent due to persistent back issues.

"I'm going to have back problems," said Havens, a first-round pick of the Mets in 2008. "It's just, I've learned how to try to stay on top of my back with doing core [workouts] and stretching and stuff. That's just what I've got to do." The injury-riddled Havens hit a disappointing .215/.340/.351 with 10 homers at Double-A Binghamton last season, but is optimistic after taking part in an offseason training program. The potential is still there, but the Mets could have to make a tough decision if they need room on their 40-man roster before the start of the season.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Mets recalled 2B Reese Havens from Double-A Binghamton.

Havens hit just .215/.340/.351 with 10 dingers at Binghamton this year. The former first-round pick will turn 26 later this month, so the Mets could push him to Triple-A next year despite the disappointing season.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 09:44:00 AM

Mets infield prospect Reese Havens (back) went 3-for-4 with a homer in his return to action Sunday.

Havens had been sidelined since spring training due to back stiffness. The 25-year-old second baseman will attempt to rise quickly to the Triple-A level this summer.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 08:34:00 AM

Mets infield prospect Reese Havens (back) has begun fielding groundballs in minor league camp.

Havens began experiencing stiffness in his back in late February, but he's now beginning to make progress and should be nearly 100 percent healthy once the regular season gets underway. The 25-year-old middle infielder is likely to open the 2012 season at the Triple-A level.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 11:27:00 AM

Mets' prospect second baseman Reese Havens is being held out of workouts due to back stiffness.

Same old, same old. Havens, now 25 years old, clearly has the talent to be a useful contributor at the big league level, but a laundry list of injuries have held him back from making an impact. The Mets just can't count on the 2008 first-round pick to stay healthy.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 11:37:00 AM

Mets purchased the contract of 2B Reese Havens from Double-A Binghamton.

Havens, 25, batted .289/.372/.455 with six homers, 26 RBI and an .828 OPS over 255 plate appearances this season between High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. The 2008 first-round pick likely would have been in the big leagues by now if it wasn't for constant injuries.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 05:51:00 PM

Mets prospect second baseman Reese Havens was placed on the disabled list with Double-A Binghamton with a lower back strain.

No word on the severity, but this is just the latest in a long string of injuries for the 2008 first-round pick. Havens, now 24, has been limited to just 22 games this season.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 07:14:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that Mets second base prospect Reese Havens (rib, oblique) likely won't begin the season with Double-A Binghamton.

Havens is still idle after undergoing surgery during the offseason to remove an inch of a rib. The 24-year-old is probably the best internal option for second base, but he has been slowed by persistent oblique injuries. The former 2008 first-round pick was limited to just 32 games between Class A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton last season.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 01:09:00 PM

Mets prospect second baseman Reese Havens said Monday that he underwent rib surgery eight weeks ago.

The procedure shaved an inch off a rib that was rubbing against another rib on his left side and also irritating his oblique. "I'm finally starting to feel like a baseball player again. ... I'm getting close," said Havens. "I'll be ready for spring training." Havens, who was selected 22nd overall in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, was limited to just 32 games between Class A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton last season due to oblique issues. The 24-year-old could still have a promising future in the organization if he's finally healthy.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 10:24:00 AM

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Mets' prospect second baseman Reese Havens may need back surgery.

Havens has been limited to just 32 games this season due to ailing oblique muscles. Surgery sounds like an odd course of treatment for such an injury, but there could be more going on than the Mets have disclosed to this point. Havens, a former 2008 first-round pick, still has the talent to be long-term solution at second base, however he has to prove he can stay healthy first.
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 10:10:00 AM

2008 first-round pick Reese Havens went 3-for-6 for Single-A St. Lucie on Thursday and has a seven-game hitting streak to open the season.

We figured the Mets would have Ruben Tejeda repeat the FSL this year, but he's been moved up to Double-A, opening up shortstop at St. Lucie for Havens. Havens would project as a second baseman even if he wasn't in an organization that had Jose Reyes holding down shortstop in the majors. Still, the Mets aren't ready to move him yet.
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 03:15:00 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
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PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez