Nolan Ryan told FOX 26 Sports his meeting on Tuesday with Astros owner Jim Crane concerning his potential future with the franchise "was very constructive," and now he has a decision to make.
Nolan Ryan also met with his son, Reid, who is the Astros president of business operations, and with general manager Jeff Luhnow.
"It was a preliminary meeting," Nolan Ryan said. "Jim, Jeff and I talked about what role I might play with the ball club.
"I told them I had to give some thought to the time commitment that I'd have to make. I told them I would get back with them."
Nolan Ryan said he did not give the Astros a specific time when he would let them know what he wants to do.
"I thought the meeting was very constructive," Nolan Ryan said. "I thought everybody was on the same page."
Nolan Ryan told FOX 26 Sports last week he would look forward to working with his son again if he was to rejoin the Astros, where he pitched for eight years and was a consultant from 2004-2008.
And Nolan Ryan reiterated that thought on Tuesday.
"I think it's a unique opportunity to work with Reid and the Astros organization," Nolan Ryan said.
"They're rebuilding the organization. They've positioned themselves for some exciting things to happen in the future."