Published: Fri, October 11, 2019
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Padres pitcher Jacob Nix tased during alleged dog-door break

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix tased during alleged dog-door break

"A pitcher for the San Diego Padres was kicked and tased after a Peoria homeowner found him trespassing in his home", a report from ABC 15 in Arizona noted.

A woman called police around 3:30am Sunday, saying her husband had discovered a man crawling through the doggy door of their home in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria. Nix also told police that there is no doggie door at his home. The homeowner was said by police to have initially kicked Nix in the face as he tried to get through the doggy door, at which point another pitcher in the Padres' organization, Tom Cosgrove, pulled Nix back outside. Nix reportedly tried to enter another person's home through the dog door.

Nix ran away after the incident, but cops eventually caught up to him a few blocks away and arrested him for criminal trespass.

Cosgrove was also drafted by the Padres in 2017, pitching in their minor league system.

"This is my fault, I can't blame alcohol but I was inebriated", Nix said.

Both Nix and Cosgrove have been charged with criminal trespassing, according to Macripoa County court records.

The Padres released a statement on Thursday, saying, "We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner's Office and local authorities".

Nix is now listed on the MLB's official site as playing for the Peoria Javelinas during the Arizona Fall League. Nix and another Padres player, Thomas Cosgrove, were arrested. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time. He has a preliminary court hearing scheduled for October 16.

He was supposed to play for the team again this year but tore his UCL in his elbow and has been undergoing plasma treatments and rehabilitation and pitched six games in the minor league this season.

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