NEW YORK (AP) _ Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Don Gullett returned to the team Wednesday after being hospitalized with chest pains.

He was released from New York Medical Center on Tuesday night, one night after experiencing tightness in his chest following a game against the New York Mets.

The 49-year-old coach said doctors ruled out a heart attack. He had a heart attack in 1986 and underwent triple-bypass surgery in 1990.

Gullett hoped to be able to attend Tuesday's game, but an error in an enzyme test kept him in the hospital for further observation.

``I actually felt better a few hours after I got to the hospital,'' Gullett said Wednesday before the Reds finished a road trip against the Mets.

Barring a long game Wednesday, Gullett expects to return to Cincinnati with the team and see his doctor in Cleveland on Thursday.

Gullett pitched nine seasons in the majors, mostly with Cincinnati. He retired in 1978 and is in his eighth season as the Reds' pitching coach.