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Howe, 73, had been in the hospital since first experiencing COVID-19 symptoms on May 3. He told multiple media outlets he was happy to be back home.
“Relief, back in my own bedroom. It’s just sweet,” Howe said. “It was 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 and hopefully continue to progress.”
Howe said he has to be isolated at home for at least another week.
He told KPRC-TV last week he “never experienced anything like it before.”
“That’s the thing. My taste buds still aren’t there. I know I should eat but nothing at all makes you want to eat,” he told the station.
He first became the manager of the Astros in 1989 and led the team until 1993. He was then the manager of the Oakland Athletics during the organization’s so-called “Moneyball” years from 1996 to 2002. The A’s teams put together back-to-back 100-plus win seasons but never made the World Series.
Howe became the manager of the New York Mets in 2002 but couldn’t replicate the same success. He didn’t have a winning season in two seasons with the club. It was the last team he managed. He was the Texas Rangers’ bench coach during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.