Mark Carreon, a former outfielder for the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, was reported missing in Louisiana.
Carreon's mother, Dolores, told the Tucson police department that Carreon, 36, last made contact with his family Nov. 23 from Baton Rouge, La. Tucson police Sgt. Judy Altieri said Carreon remained missing Tuesday.
Dolores Carreon said her son was on his way to New Orleans to find an attorney to handle divorce proceedings with his estranged wife, Donna.
"This is so out of character for Mark," Dolores Carreon said. "He had been contacting us three or four times a day on his cell phone since he left Tucson on Nov. 20. Suddenly the calls stopped. No one has heard from him or seen him since he checked out of a motel in Baton Rouge on the 23rd."
Camille Carreon, Mark's sister, said he had not made contact with an attorney in New Orleans nor did he tell them that he knew one.
"His wife is living in McComb, Miss., with their three children," she said. "Mark drove there in hopes of seeing his kids, but the last time we talked to him he said he was going to go to New Orleans instead, and hoped to hire a lawyer."
Donna Carreon's cellular phone and home phone numbers are unpublished. Camille Carreon said Donna has a restraining order to prevent Mark from seeing her, and that no one in the family has spoken to her since October.
"The police talked to her (Sunday), and she told them she hadn't heard from Mark," Camille Carreon said.
Manny Carreon, one of Mark's two younger brothers, said New Orleans police reported Monday they had not located Mark.
"We ran a check with his financial adviser (on Monday) and determined that someone used his ATM card to withdraw money on Saturday and again on Sunday," Manny Carreon told The Arizona Daily Star. "But there has been no credit card activity, which would indicate he isn't staying in a motel."
"At this stage we're far beyond worried and concerned. We're hoping for a miracle now."
Carreon spent the past two seasons playing professionally in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines. He is the son of Camilo Carreon, a former catcher for the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians who died in 1987.
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