Padres pitcher Jacob Nix arrested, charged with criminal trespassing


San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested Sunday for breaking into a home in Peoria, Arizona, authorities said.

A homeowner in Peoria, Az. caught the 6-foot-4, 220-pound RHP entering his house through the dog door around 3:30 a.m. on October 6.

Nix allegedly tried entering through the doggie door, but was confronted by the homeowner who kicked him in the face and tased him. before calling 911. Police say another man, 23-year-old Thomas Cosgrove, then reached through the doggie door to pull Nix out of the home.

A short time later, police found the two players and arrested them.

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.

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Both men told police that they had been out drinking that night.

"This is my fault - I can't blame alcohol, but I was inebriated", Nix told police. Nix, 23, was subsequently charged with two counts of criminal trespassing, and was released from Maricopa County jail on $100 bond (via the Associated Press). Online records show NIx does not have an attorney.

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

"We are aware of the alleged incident involving Jacob Nix last Sunday in Arizona", the San Diego Padres said in a statement on Twitter. He is now playing for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.

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. "Due to ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time".