Nolan Ryan released from hospital in Houston

Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan throws out the ceremonial first pitch before before Game 3 of the 2010 World Series. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

HOUSTON - Nolan Ryan has been released from a hospital and will rest at home for a few days before returning to work with the Texas Rangers.

The 64-year-old Ryan — a Hall of Fame pitcher and CEO of the AL West leaders — checked into a Houston hospital on Sunday after experiencing discomfort while at his home in Georgetown. Tests taken Monday showed no new problems related to a heart condition for which he already was being treated with medication. Doctors decided to keep treating him with medication, and sent him home Tuesday.

Ryan had a double-bypass operation in 2000 and has a family history of heart disease.

He had been scheduled to join the team Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.

Ryan is a member of the baseball Hall of Fame, holding 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.

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