PD: Padres pitcher tased after breaking into Peoria home

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix arrested charged with criminal trespassing

"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.

The homeowner reported to police that a man, later identified as 23-year-old Jacob James Nix, entered his home through a doggie door. Nix was arrested and is being charged with criminal trespassing.

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.

Police say the homeowner confronted Nix and kicked him in the face.

As Nix and Cosgrove fled, the homeowner fired his Taser at Nix and struck him in the back, according to the police report.

Cosgrove appeared in court Tuesday while Nix is due to return to court next Monday, CBS8.com reported.

The San Diego Padres released a statement in light of the incident.

The Padres organization is aware of the incident and is in communication with the Commissioner's Office and local authorities. The team will not comment on the situation further due to "ongoing legal proceedings". Nix spent most of 2019 rehabbing a torn ligament in his elbow after making his Major League Baseball debut in 2018. He was 1-2 with a 1.85 ERA in six minor league outings across three levels.

Nix and Thomas Cosgrove, a 12-round pick by the Padres in 2017 who played for Single-A Lake Elsinore last season, were arrested a short while later.

After suffering a ligament tear in spring training, he began making minor league appearances in July and he has been participating in the Arizona Fall League with the Peoria Javelinas.

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