ATLANTA — Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who went missing Saturday, has been located, police said Monday.
Nixon has been found and he’s “safe,” said Brittany Duncan, a spokeswoman for police in Woodstock, a suburb northwest of Atlanta. She had no other details about his condition, where he was found or the circumstances.
Duncan said there was no foul play involved, and that Woodstock police consider the case closed.
Nixon, 58, had been last seen around 10 a.m. Saturday leaving his home in Woodstock, Georgia, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, police said. He left in a gray Range Rover and was on his way to a golf course where he had a tee time but never arrived, police said.
Nixon’s girlfriend, who lives with him, had reported him missing, Duncan said.
Nixon played for nine teams in 17 major league seasons, including one season with the Red Sox. His best years came from 1991-93 with Atlanta.
YANKEES: Jordan Montgomery has earned the fifth starter’s job and is scheduled to make his major league debut on Wednesday night against Tampa Bay.
The 24-year-old left-hander had a 3.20 ERA in two starts and four relief appearances during spring training.
NATIONALS: The team placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list Monday in a decision Manager Dusty Baker said was made easier by baseball’s new, shorter DL rule.
PHILLIES: Pete Rose will be inducted into the team’s Wall of Fame in an on-field ceremony on Aug. 12 prior a game against the New York Mets.
Rose made four All-Star appearances and helped the Phillies win a World Series during his five seasons in Philadelphia from 1979-83.
TRADE: The Dodgers acquired pitcher Joe Gunkel, briefly a Portland Sea Dog in 2015, from the Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash consideration.