San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix — a top prospect in the organization — was arrested on Sunday after allegedly breaking into an Arizona home by squeezing through the doggie door.
… And then, the dude allegedly got his ass whooped and tased by the homeowner, according to court documents.
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.
Nix allegedly tried entering through the doggie door, but was confronted by the homeowner who kicked him in the face and tased him … before calling 911.
Nix ran away after the incident, but cops eventually caught up to him a few blocks away and arrested him for criminal trespass.
Tom Cosgrove — also a pitcher in the Padres organization — was with Nix during the incident and was also arrested for criminal trespass after admitting he entered a backyard.
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.
The Padres released a statement on Thursday, saying, “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.”
Nix made his MLB debut in 2018 and has posted a 2-5 record with a 7.02 ERA.