"Havens was unable to break camp with Binghamton and is not expected to join the Double-A team soon."Mets Director of Minor League operations Adam Wogan describes the issue as tightness in Havens’ troublesome oblique/rib area, not an injury.
Wogan: “He’s just working himself back into baseball activity and rebuilding that core strength. It’s probably by all accounts more just scar tissue and more the result of the surgery and needing to build back up strength there.”
I saw Havens working out early on in spring training, and he was soon shut down due to "normal soreness" as Wogan described to me. We all have to hope that Havens gets back on the field healthy sooner than later. He will play this season as a 24-year old, and while that is not old, he needs a full season in AA or AAA before he is ready for any big league time. I feel like this is getting to be way to redundant.
Rubin also includes some notes on: Matt Den Dekker, Steven Matz, Justin Turner, and others.