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Padres pitcher accused of breaking into Peoria home through doggy door

PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 21: Pitcher Jacob Nix #63 of the San Diego Padres poses for a portrait during photo day at Peoria Stadium on February 21, 2019 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was kicked in the face and shocked with a stun gun after a Peoria homeowner found him trespassing Sunday, according to police.

Nix, 23, allegedly tried using a doggy door to enter the home near 91st Avenue and Beardsley Road around 3:30 a.m.

Police said the homeowner confronted Nix and kicked him in the face before another man — 23-year-old Padres minor league pitcher Thomas Cosgrove — pulled him out of the home.

As the two trespassers fled, the homeowner deployed his Taser and hit Nix in the back, authorities said.

Police then located and arrested both Nix and Cosgrove and charged the former with trespassing.

“We are aware of the alleged incident involving Jacob Nix last Sunday in Arizona,” the Padres said in a statement.

“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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