Former Braves player Otis Nixon is missing

Former Braves outfielder Otis Nixon is missing, according to the Woodstock police Department. He left his house to play golf, but never showed up at the course.

Nixon has been found and he's "safe", said Brittany Duncan, a spokeswoman for police in Woodstock, a suburb northwest of Atlanta.

He spent three years with the Braves from 1991 through 1993, retiring with the team in 1999.

Otis Nixon, the former major-league outfielder, is missing.

"Detectives are still following up on leads reported overnight, but he has still not been located", Duncan said Monday morning. He was last seen driving a grey Range Rover and wearing black sweatpants, a black long-sleeve shirt and a black baseball cap.

The police force is asking anyone who might have seen Nixon or has any information about his whereabouts to call their local police department or 911.

A North Carolina native, Nixon played all or part of 17 Major League Baseball seasons with nine different teams. He missed the 1991 World Series because he was suspended after testing positive for cocaine. Police in Georgia are looking for Nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.

Nixon ended his career with 1,379 hits and 620 stolen bases.

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