Padres pitcher Jacob Nix arrested, charged with criminal trespassing

Tanya Simon
October 11, 2019

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing Sunday after entering a home near the team's training complex in Peoria, Ariz.

"This is my fault, I can't blame alcohol but I was inebriated", Nix told police. The homeowner was said by police to have initially kicked Nix in the face as he tried to get through the doggy door, at which point another pitcher in the Padres' organization, Tom Cosgrove, pulled Nix back outside.

23-year-old Nix - a 3rd-round pick to the Padres in 2015 - was allegedly walking through a fenced neighborhood in Peoria around 3:30 AM when he tried entering the home.

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

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Cosgrove was also drafted by the Padres in 2017, pitching in their minor league system.

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.

Speaking to police, Nix said he and Cosgrove had been out that night and dropped off by a rideshare at a house he believed to be his home. The 6-foot-4 Jacob Nix had by then retreated out of the hole, leaving his phone behind, police say, per CNN and Fox News. According to the records, they both bonded out that afternoon, Nix paying a $100 bond and Cosgrove paying a $50 bond to the court. The Padres pitcher faces two counts of criminal trespassing, according to the Miricopa County Court's official website. We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner's Office and local authorities. He is now playing for the Peoria Javelinas, an Arizona Fall League team.

Nix has a status hearing on October 14.

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