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San Diego Padres pitcher tased after allegedly crawling through the doggie door of a home in Arizona

Jacob Nix and Thomas Cosgrove, both pitchers in the San Diego Padres organization, are facing charges in the incident that happened in Peoria, Arizona, Sunday.
Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office


Two pitchers in the San Diego Padres organization have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at a Peoria home early Sunday. 

According to court documents, Jacob Nix and Thomas Cosgrove, both 23, were arrested Sunday after Nix allegedly crawled through the doggie door at a home near 95th Avenue and Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria, Arizona. 

The person in the residence confronted the pair and kicked Nix in the face, according to the documents. Cosgrove then reached into the doggie door in an attempt to pull Nix out. 

As both Nix and Cosgrove began running away from the doggie door, the man who lived in the home fired his Taser, hitting Nix on the upper left back portion of his torso.

Nix and Cosgrove were later found at a Glendale home about 10 minutes away from the home they allegedly trespassed, where they were taken into custody. 

Nix told police that he believed that he was at his home when he tried to get in. According to court documents, he told police that he typically uses the front door, but could not and instead attempted to enter through the doggie door. 

However, Nix said his home doesn't have a doggie door. He did not elaborate on why he was at the home or attempted to enter, according to documents.

Cosgrove admitted to police that he entered the backyard of someone's house, according to documents.

Both Nix and Cosgrove are both facing a first-degree criminal trespassing charge for allegedly unlawfully entering a yard. Nix also faces an additional criminal trespassing charge for allegedly unlawfully entering a house. 

Nix was ordered to post a $100 bond and is set to appear in court next on Oct. 14. Cosgrove was ordered to post a $50 bond and appeared in court on Tuesday. 

According to MLB.com, the official site of Minor League Baseball, Nix was most recently sent to the Amarillo Sod Poodles on rehab assignment. Cosgrove was recently activated on Lake Elsinore Storm from the injured list.

The San Diego Padres released the following statement:

“We are aware of the alleged incident involving Jacob Nix last Sunday in Arizona. We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner’s Office and local authorities. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.”

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