Davey Johnson out of hospital after COVID-19 treatments, former New York Mets spokesman says

Former New York Mets manager Davey Johnson is now out of the hospital after receiving treatments for COVID-19, according to former team spokesman Jay Horwitz.

Horwitz initially tweeted that he spoke with Johnson briefly on Friday, writing: "Thinking of Davey Johnson who is in a Florida hospital bed battling Covid. His leadership, determination and spirit led the @Mets to the 1986 championship. No one will battle Covid like him. We are pulling for you, Davey."

In a follow-up tweet Friday night, Horwitz said he spoke to Johnson's wife, who said the former manager is now home and resting comfortably.

"Got his treatment at hospital and now taking it easy," he wrote. "Keep the good thoughts coming."

Johnson, 77, was a four-time All-Star second baseman and managed the Mets to their most recent World Series title in 1986.

He played for Baltimore (1965-72), Atlanta (1973-75), Yomiuri (1976), Philadelphia (1977-78) and the Chicago Cubs (1978), winning a World Series title in 1970 and making the final out of the Orioles' 1969 Series loss to the Mets. He hit .261 with 136 homers and 609 RBIs, getting picked for All-Star teams from 1968 to '70 and again in 1973.

Johnson managed the Mets (1985-90), Cincinnati (1993-95), Baltimore (1996-97), the Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2000) and Washington (2011-13), leading his teams to a 1,372-1,071 record and six first-place finishes. He also managed the U.S. to a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and fourth place at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.