Former A's manager Art Howe has been released from the hospital after being in the ICU due to the coronavirus.
MLB.com's Houston Astros beat reporter Brian McTaggart reported the update after Howe was hospitalized last Tuesday -- two days after he began to feel minor symptoms and was not released until he was able to abstain from a fever for 24 hours.
Howe said he's feeling a lot better.
Art Howe, who had been hospitalized w/COVID-19, went home today:
"It was just a long five days or so. I'm finally feeling a little bit better. Still not able to eat real good, taste buds are giving me a hard time. It's just nice to be back home & hopefully continue to progress."
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) May 17, 2020
The 73-year-old had seen small improvements since he was in the hospital.
McTaggart said Howe was unsure how he contracted the coronavirus, but did warn others to take it seriously.
"Think about your fellow man," he told McTaggart. "It's important. This is a crazy thing."
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Howe is synonymous with Bay Area sports having spent seven seasons managing the A's from 1996-2002 including the well-known "Moneyball era." Howe led the A's to three straight playoff appearances from 2000-02 only to lose in the American League Division Series each time.
Howe also is popular in the Houston area having spent seven seasons playing for the Astros in the midst of his 11-year playing career, and would eventually manage the team from 1989-93.
Ex-A's manager Art Howe released from hospital after coronavirus battle originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area