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Padres pitcher Jacob Nix tased during alleged dog-door break

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Padres pitcher Jacob Nix arrested charged with criminal trespassing

San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was charged with criminal trespassing after he broke into a home in Peoria, Arizona.

When questioned by cops, Nix said he thought he was entering his own home - although, he admitted his house doesn't have a doggie door.

According to the complaint, Thomas Cosgrove, a minor league pitcher for the Padres, was there and pulled Nix out of the door.

According to the report provided by the Peoria Police Department, Cosgrove told police that he and Nix had been drinking in Scottsdale when they chose to split a Uber back to Nix's residence. Nix and Cosgrove were later arrested in nearby Glendale, the San Diego television station reported.

Police say Nix tried to crawl through the doggie door of a Peoria home shortly before 4 a.m.

On October 6, according to court documents from Maricopa County obtained by CNN affiliate KPHO/KTVK, both men were charged with criminal trespassing for getting in the homeowner's backyard and Nix was charged with an extra count of criminal trespassing for getting in the house.

The Padres released a statement acknowledging the incident Thursday.

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

Cosgrove was drafted by the Padres in 2017 and pitches for the teams minor league team.

Nix started nine games for the Padres in 2018 before spending last season rehabbing an elbow injury. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.

He's now in the Arizona Fall League, an off season league, where he's working to get back in shape for baseball season pitching for the Peoria Javelinas, according to Yahoo.

Nix has a status conference Monday and a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

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