Nolan Ryan likely to be released from hospital

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A series of tests taken Monday showed no new heart problems for Nolan Ryan, and the Rangers CEO is likely to be released from a Houston-area hospital on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Ryan was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains at his home Sunday.  The 64-year-old has a history of heart troubles.  He underwent a double bypass in 2000 and was hospitalized in 2007 after experiencing chest pain.

This latest incident will likely prevent Ryan from attending the Rangers’ series in Anaheim this week.  He had been scheduled to throw out a first pitch and take part in a ceremony honoring the late Gene Autry during the series.

World Series Umpires Announced

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Major League Baseball just announced the umpires for the World Series.

The crew chief will be Gerry Davis. Davis was worked 136 career Postseason games, which are the most of any umpire in Major League Baseball history. This is his sixth World Series overall and third time as crew chief.

Joining Davis will be Phil Cuzzi, Laz Diaz, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Paul Nauert and Mark Wegner. Wegner will serve as the replay official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Cuzzi will be the Replay Official from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. Cuzzi will not be a field umpire for any of the games.

The breakdown: