Padres Pitcher Jacob Nix Kicked, Tased, Arrested After Doggie Door Break-In


Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was kicked and tased by an Arizona homeowner after Nix reportedly broke into the home via the doggie door.

Police responded to a 3:30 AM call in Peoria, AZ on the morning of October 6. According to reports, Nix attempted to break into the house through the doggie door, but instead received a kick in the face from the owner. Another Padres minor league pitcher, Tom Cosgrove, reached through the door to pull Nix out. As the two fled, the homeowner hit Nix in the back with a Taser. Nix and Cosgrove were located by police a few streets away and arrested.

Nix, 23, started nine games for the Padres last season and posted a 7.02 ERA in 42 1/3 innings. He missed most of this year due to an elbow injury suffered in spring training and appeared in just six minor league games. A third-round pick of the Padres in the 2015 draft, Nix was pitching for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. 

Cosgrove, a 2017 draft pick , spent most of this season in Single-A and was pitching for the Padres rookie-level team in the Arizona League.

Nix was charged with criminal trespassing. The Padres released a statement acknowledging the arrest. It is unclear whether Cosgrove will face charges.