Otis Nixon, former Braves and Twins outfielder, found safe
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who played a season for the Minnesota Twins, was found Monday morning, April 10, after reports a day earlier that he had gone missing.
The Woodstock Police Department issued a statement Monday that the 58-year-old Nixon"has been located and is safe. We appreciate the assistance from the public and media."
Nixon left his home for a scheduled golf tee time at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, authorities said in a statement. Nixon, who has battled addiction, did not show up at the golf course.
Woodstock Police posted to Twitter on Sunday asking for the public to assist in the search forNixon: "HELP US LOCATE: Otis Nixon, black male, 58, who was last seen yesterday morning at 10am leaving his residence in a gray 2011 Range Rover."
A 17-year veteran, Nixon was a feared speedster on the bases during his playing career in which he helped key a revival of the Braves with 72 stolen bases in 1991. He had 620 career steals.
Nixon missed the postseason that year serving a 60-game suspension for testing positive for cocaine, a violation of the MLB aftercare program.
Nixon was arrested during a traffic stop in 2013 for possession of cocaine and a crack pipe.