Report: Texas manager tested positive for cocaine

Published March 17, 2010

| AP

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine last season, reported Wednesday.

Washington failed the test conducted by Major League Baseball in July, the Web site said. He has been subject to increased testing since then and has passed every test, said.

The Rangers have decided to keep Washington as their manager, said. The 57-year-old manager apologized for his mistake and told team management it was a one-time transgression.

"I had a very weak moment," Washington said at a news conference Wednesday. "I did wrong and I take responsibility for that and I'm sorry."