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Coronavirus: Former Astros, Athletics manager Howe in ICU with COVID-19

May 15 2020 4:32 AM

Former Houston Astros player and manager Art Howe confirmed that he is in intensive care due to coronavirus.

Howe said he has improved since being taken to the hospital by ambulance on Tuesday.

The 73-year-old added that he can be released after he goes without registering a fever for at least 24 hours.

According to Howe, he suffered chills starting on May 3 and then experienced extreme fatigue and a loss of his sense of taste. 

"Never experienced anything like it before," Howe told KPRC 2 on Thursday.  

Howe played 11 major league seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Astros and St Louis Cardinals from 1974-85.  

He managed 14 seasons in the majors, starting with the Astros in 1989 before a seven-season run with the Oakland Athletics.

Howe guided the A's to the postseason on three occasions and managed the New York Mets from 2003-04.  

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