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Padres pitcher tased, arrested after allegedly trying to enter home through dog door

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San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested earlier this week in Arizona after allegedly trying to break into a home in the middle of the night through a dog door.

Peoria police tell ABC15-TV in Phoenix that the homeowner found Nix, 23, entering his house Oct. 6 and kicked him in the face. When another man tried to pull Nix back through the dog door, the homeowner fired a Taser that hit Nix in the back. 

Police were called and later tracked down Nix and the other man, Thomas Cosgrove — also a Padres pitcher — a few blocks away.

The Padres said they are aware of the incident and issued a statement Thursday: “We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner’s Office and local authorities.”

Nix made his major league debut in 2018, posting a 2-5 record in 42 1/3 innings with a 7.02 ERA. He missed most of the 2019 season after tearing a ligament in his elbow in spring training. 

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