Originally written March 29, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are expected to waive infielder Reese Havens and left-hander Darin Gorski to make room on their 40-Man roster. The process would involve exposing them to waivers. If they clear, they can be outrighted to the minors. I can see either of the two being picked up, but it’s 50/50. Rubin writes about them: Havens, a first-round pick in 2008, has struggled through back injuries throughout his career. He hit .215 in 325 at-bats last season with Double-A Binghamton. Gorski, a 25-year-old left-hander, was 9-8 with a 4.00 ERA in 25 appearances (24 starts) with the B-Mets in 2012. Both being cleared off the 40-man roster mean the Mets have five open spots for adding players on minor league deals. We all knew there would be some tough decisions to be made, and certainly these are two of them. Havens has been largely disappointing because of his inability to stay healthy, but oozes with talent, power and potential at a premium position. Gorski ma...
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