Former MLB manager Art Howe released from hospital after battle with coronavirus

Former Major League Baseball manager Art Howe is doing much better after a bout with coronavirus. Howe was released from the hospital Sunday, and is resting at his home, according to ESPN.

The 73-year-old Howe originally tested positive for the virus May 3. His symptoms worsened last week, causing Howe to go to the hospital. He spent a couple days in the intensive care unit before he was released.

Howe is probably most well known from Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball.” Howe was the manager of the Oakland Athletics during the team’s 2002 season. Howe was portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the “Moneyball” film. Howe also managed the Houston Astros and New York Mets during his career. He also spent 12 seasons as a player, seeing time with the Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

While Howe was released from the hospital, he still needs to follow self quarantining protocols. He’s been instructed to remain at his home for the next week or two, according to ESPN.

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