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Padres pitcher accused of breaking in through doggie door

Padres pitcher accused of breaking in through doggie door

A pitcher for the San Diego Padres was kicked and tased after a Peoria homeowner found him trespassing in his home.

The homeowner reported to police that a man, later identified as 23-year-old Jacob James Nix, entered his home through a doggie door.

"This is my fault, I can't blame alcohol but I was inebriated", Nix told police.

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. Police ultimately located and arrested the two a few streets away.

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

But he would not elaborate when asked why he tried to go inside when his own house has no doggie door.

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Speaking to police, Nix said he and Cosgrove had been out that night and dropped off by a rideshare at a house he believed to be his home. He said he could not remember getting into the backyard. The Padres pitcher faces two counts of criminal trespassing, according to the Miricopa County Court's official website. Online records show NIx does not have an attorney.

Nix and Cosgrove did not immediately return calls for comment on Thursday night.

The Padres organization is aware of the incident and is in communication with the Commissioner's Office and local authorities. He is now playing for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.

Cosgrove, 23, spent last season with the Padres' high Single-A affiliate in Lake Elsinore.

He was supposed to play for the team again this year but tore his UCL in his elbow and has been undergoing plasma treatments and rehabilitation and pitched six games in the minor league this season.