Nolan Ryan released from Houston hospital

Texas Rangers owner Nolan Ryan appears during a news conference addressing the death of firefighter Shannon Stone, Friday, July 8, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Stone died after he tumbled over a railing and plunged 20 feet onto concrete below while catching a ball Thursday night at the Texas Rangers Ballpark. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

July 19, 2011 9:24:51 AM PDT
Texas Rangers CEO and President Nolan Ryan was released this morning from the hospital in Houston. Ryan had been hospitalized since Sunday after experiencing discomfort early that morning at his home in Georgetown.

On Monday, Ryan underwent a series of precautionary tests, which indicated no new developments with this recurrence of his heart condition. That condition will continue to be treated with medication.

Ryan is expected to rest at home for the next several days before resuming his duties with the Rangers.

Earlier Tuesday

Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.

Ryan, 64, "continues to improve," the Rangers said in a statement. He is expected to be released from a Houston hospital in a day or two.

Ryan has a pre-existing heart condition that will continue being treated with medication, according to the team's statement. He had a double-bypass operation in 2000 and has a family history of heart disease.

He sought treatment after experiencing discomfort Sunday morning while at his home in Georgetown, located about 170 miles northwest of Houston.

Ryan had been expected to join the Rangers in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday night for the start of a three-game series between his AL West-leading club and the Angels, who are in second place, four games back. He was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and to take part in a ceremony inducting Gene Autry, the Angels' late owner, into the team's Hall of Fame.

Ryan holds the records for most no-hitters (seven) and strikeouts (5,714). He's been running the Rangers since 2008 and became part-owner last summer. Texas went to the World Series for the first time last fall.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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