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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1992 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Otis Nixon flips his helmet after he was caught stealing a second base in the seventh inning of game six of the World Series in Atlanta against the Toronto Blue Jays.  Police in Georgia are looking for Nixon, who disappeared over the weekend. In a Facebook post, the Woodstock Police Department says Nixon, who's 58, was last seen leaving his home in the morning on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in a gray Range Rover. Police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

Former baseball star Otis Nixon is 'safe' after being reported missing


UPDATE 12:39 p.m.:  Nixon has been found and is "safe."

Otis Nixon, a former Major League Baseball outfielder, was reported missing by Georgia police Sunday night. He has not been seen since Saturday morning.

Woodstock Police tweeted that Nixon, 58, was missing and was last seen leaving his home in a 2011 Range Rover. WSB-TV reports he had a scheduled tee time at a golf course but never showed up. Nixon played in the majors from 1983 to 1999 for the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins. 

Here's the tweet that announced he was missing.

Nixon's career was marked by controversy over drug use. He was suspended in 1991 and missed the World Series after testing positive for cocaine. In 2013, he was arrested and charged with drug possession after police allegedly found him with a crack pipe, the New York Daily News reports.

He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, a black baseball cap and black Adidas shoes with white stripes. 

Braves fans pleaded that Nixon be found quickly.

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