Much of the Mets' revolving-door policy at second base lately can be attributed to the health problems of Reese Havens, who along with Ike Davis was a first-round pick in the 2008 draft. While Davis arrived ahead of schedule to secure the first-base job, Havens has been slow to recover from offseason surgery to remove a piece of his rib cage, which had been causing his recurring oblique issues.
Havens, 24, opened the season on the disabled list and is rehabbing in Florida. He is billed as the Mets' second baseman of the future, but no one can tell when that will be. Last season, Havens was limited to 32 games, split between Class A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton, and batted a combined .312 (39-for-125) with nine home runs, 19 RBIs and a .978 OPS.