UPDATE: Woodstock, Georgia police say that Otis Nixon “has been located and is safe.” They have yet to provide any details about his apparent disappearance, but it’s good to hear that the former big leaguer is OK.
11:05 AM: Police say they do not suspect foul play in the disappearance of former big league outfielder Otis Nixon. Woodstock, Georgia police said this morning that they received leads with respect to Nixon’s disappearance overnight and that detectives are following up on them.
While it is unwise to speculate, it is worth noting that Nixon has an extensive history of substance abuse, both during and after his playing career.
April 9: Former major league outfielder Otis Nixon is missing, WSB-TV is reporting. He was last seen leaving his home in a gray 2011 Range Rover on Saturday morning. He was supposed to be at a local golf course, but never arrived.
The Woodstock Police Department tweeted about Nixon. If you have Twitter, you can retweet it to raise awareness.
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. pic.twitter.com/Tra36lwmHv
— Woodstock Police, GA (@WoodstockPD) April 10, 2017
Nixon, 58, spent parts of 17 seasons in the majors with the Yankees, Indians, Expos, Braves, Red Sox, Rangers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Twins. He stole 620 bases in his career, good for 16th on baseball’s all-time leaderboard. His arrival to the Braves in 1991 coincided with the team ending its eight-year playoff drought, losing the World Series in seven games to the Twins.