Former Astros, A's and Mets Manager Art Howe in ICU With Coronavirus

Art Howe
Former MLB manager Art Howe is reportedly battling coronavirus. | Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Coronavirus has affected people from all walks of life and those in the sports world are not safe from the illness. Players and coaches have dealt with positive diagnoses and one more was reported Thursday.

Former MLB player and manager Art Howe, who was the skipper during the initial "Moneyball" days in Oakland, confirmed to a news station in Houston that he is in the ICU with the virus.

Howe told the media outlet his symptoms became too severe to stay at home and he is now in the ICU and will remain there until he is without a fever for at least 24 hours. This is a scary situation with the only positive being Howe was well enough to speak with the media.

Howe managed with the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and New York Mets and spent time as a player with the Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals. He is certainly in our thoughts and those of everyone around the MLB world as he shares his experience and continues to battle this illness.