Blue Jays former outfielder reported missing to police

Feb 24, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; A general view of the official 2016 Spring Training grapefruit league baseball on the field as the Toronto Blue Jays work out at Bobby Mattick Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; A general view of the official 2016 Spring Training grapefruit league baseball on the field as the Toronto Blue Jays work out at Bobby Mattick Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Toronto Blue Jays former outfielder Otis Nixon was reported missing to the Woodstock Police earlier yesterday after the 58-year old was last seen leaving his residence to play a round of golf.

The Blue Jays signed Otis Nixon as a free agent in the offseason of 1995 although Jays fans may remember him best for being the final out of the 1992 World Series when the speedster bunted to end the game.

Nixon spent the 1996 campaign and part of the following season north of the border with the Blue Jays before the Jays shipped Nixon to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Bobby Cripps in August of 1997.

According to the Woodstock Patch Nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants and a black baseball cap, with black Adidas shoes with white stripes. Nixon left his residence around 10 am operating a gray 2011 Ranger Rover sports utility vehicle.

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

The incident is somewhat concerning as Nixon has battled a cocaine addiction throughout his career and has had drug-related legal issues in the past. In 1991 while a member of the Atlanta Braves Nixon was suspended for 60 games after testing positive for cocaine.

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Nixon owns a career slash line of .270/.343/.314 with 620 stolen bases over his 17-year career playing for 9 different teams including the Montreal Expos and Blue Jays.

Hopefully, the former major leaguer will be found safe and there will be no extenuating circumstances surrounding his disappearance. Thoughts and prayers to Otis Nixon and his family during this trying time.

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