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Pitcher for San Diego Padres kicked, tased after breaking into Arizona home, police say

Posted at 12:05 PM, Oct 10, 2019

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

Peoria police report that at about 3:30 a.m. October 6, they were called to a home near 91st Avenue and Beardsley Road for a reported trespasser.

The homeowner reported to police that a man, later identified as 23-year-old Jacob James Nix, entered his home through a doggie door. The homeowner confronted Nix, kicking him one time in the face. At this time, police say 23-year-old Thomas Cosgrove reached through the doggie door to pull Nix out of the home.

As the two fled, the homeowner leaned out of the doggie door and deployed his Taser, striking Nix in the back, according to court records.

Police located and arrested the pair a few streets away.

According to, Nix pitched in nine games for the Padres in 2018 but was injured most of last season. Cosgrove was also drafted by the Padres in 2017, pitching in their minor league system.

Nix has been charged with criminal trespassing.

This story was originally published by Joe Enea on KNXV.