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Missing Former MLB Player Otis Nixon Found Safe: Police

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    Missing Former MLB Player Otis Nixon Found Safe: Police
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    In this Feb. 26, 1999, file photo, outfielder Otis Nixon #1 of the Atlanta Braves poses for a studio portrait during spring training at the Disney Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.

    Former Major League Baseball outfielder Otis Nixon, who went missing over the weekend in Georgia, has been found safe, police said Monday.

    Nixon, who played for the Atlanta Braves from 1991 through 1993 and then retired with the team in 1999, was last seen leaving his Woodstock home around 10 a.m. Saturday morning in a gray Range Rover, police said. The 58-year-old was on his way to a local golf course where he had a tee time but never arrived, Woodstock police said.

    Nixon's girlfriend, who lives with him, reported him missing, Woodstock police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said.

    Just before 12:30 p.m Monday, Woodstoock police tweeted that Nixon had been "located and is safe." Duncan said there was no foul play involved and that police considered the case closed.

    No other details on where he was found or the circumstances were immeditately available. 

    Otis Nixon
    Photo credit: Woodstock Police Department

    Nixon played for nine teams in 17 major league seasons, with 1,379 hits and 620 stolen bases. He spent a season with the Rec Sox in 1994.

    Nixon also played for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins.

    In 1991, he was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.

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