Padres pitcher Jacob Nix tased during alleged dog-door break

Ross Houston
October 11, 2019

San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix has been arrested for breaking into an Arizona home through the doggie door, leading the homeowner to kick him in the face and attack him with a Taser.

10News' Scripps sister station ABC15, citing information from the Peoria Police Department, reported pitcher Jacob Nix broke into a home in the early morning hours of October 6. The homeowner discovered Nix and kicked him in the face. Padres minor league pitcher Tom Cosgrove was with Nix and reached through the doggy door to help pull him from the resident.

But as they tried to run the homeowner leaned out of the doggie door and deployed his Taser, hitting Nix in the back, according to court records. The homeowner called 911, and police arrested the two ballplayers a few blocks away (via ABC 15).

Nix, facing two counts of criminal trespassing, was released from the Maricopa County jail on $100 bond.

Cosgrove appeared in court Tuesday while Nix is due to return to court next Monday, reported.

The Padres organization is aware of the incident and is in communication with the Commissioner's Office and local authorities.

Nix made nine starts for the Padres in 2018, pitching to a 7.02 ERA in 42 1/3 innings. Nix spent most of 2019 rehabbing a torn ligament in his elbow after making his Major League Baseball debut in 2018. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.

Cosgrove, 23, was a was a 12th-round pick by the Padres in 2017 who pitched for the Padres' Class A affiliate in Lake Elsinore, Calif. The left-hander went 1-4 with a 5.45 ERA in nine 2019 starts across three levels.

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