Nolan Ryan released from hospital

Updated: July 20, 2011, 12:18 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Texas Rangers CEO and president Nolan Ryan was released from a Houston hospital on Tuesday, the team announced.

Ryan underwent a series of precautionary tests on Monday that revealed no new developments with the recurrence of his heart condition, according to the club. His condition will continue to be treated with medication.

The Rangers said that Ryan, 64, will rest at home for a few days before resuming his duties with the team.

The Hall of Fame pitcher felt some discomfort early Sunday morning at his home in Georgetown, Texas, and checked into the hospital. Ryan had a double-bypass operation in 2000 and has a family history of heart disease.

Ryan, who owns the record for most no-hitters (seven) and most strikeouts (5,714), was scheduled to join the team in Anaheim, Calif., for a three-game series starting Tuesday. Ryan, who spent eight seasons with the California Angels in the 1970s, was scheduled to throw out the first pitch Tuesday night as part of the Angels' Hall of Fame inductions. Ryan was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 1992 and was to accept his Hall of Fame ring as well. The Angels also are to honor the team's original owner, the late Gene Autry.

On Tuesday, the Angels announced that the ceremony will go forward as scheduled but that the team would like to have Ryan throw out a ceremonial pitch at a later date.

"We're going to talk to Nolan and see how he feels," Tim Mead, the Angels' vice president of communications, told the Los Angeles Times. "It meant a lot to him to take part in the program, and that invitation will be extended to him when he's ready and if he's available."

Richard Durrett covers the Rangers for ESPNDallas.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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