Padres' Jacob Nix Kicked, Tased, & Arrested After Breaking In Stranger's Doggie Door

Padres pitcher arrested for breaking into home

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix tased during alleged dog-door break-in

Padres minor league pitcher Tom Cosgrove was with Nix and reached through the doggy door to help pull him from the resident.

According to the report provided by the Peoria Police Department, Cosgrove told police that he and Nix had been drinking in Scottsdale when they made a decision to split a Uber back to Nix's residence.

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Nix reportedly told police he thought he was entering his own residence, but was unable to explain why he tried to go through the doggy door in the backyard when his own home has no such entrance. Court documents said he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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

Court documents say the Phoenix homeowner shot Nix with a taser and kicked him in the face during the incident, which occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to ABC 15 and CBS 5.

Nix, 23, is facing two counts of criminal trespassing. The team will not comment on the situation further due to "ongoing legal proceedings".

Online court records show Nix does not yet have an attorney.

According to, Nix pitched in nine games for Padres in 2018 but was injured most of last season. He was 1-2 with a 1.85 ERA in six minor league outings across three levels.

Both players are now pitching in the Arizona Fall League. Nix's next hearing is scheduled for October 16.

A 12th-round pick of the Padres in 2017, Cosgrove has yet to be charged.

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