Padres pitcher Jacob Nix "was too intoxicated" to explain why he attempted to enter a home near the team's spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., through a doggy door shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, according to the arrest report. Police say another man, 23-year-old Thomas Cosgrove, then reached through the doggie door to pull Nix out of the home.
Police later located and arrested the pair a few blocks away from the scene.
Nix was arrested before being released this week from the Maricopa County jail on $100 bond.
Nix reportedly told Police he was "too (expletive) up" to realize he was not entering his home when the homeowner confronted Nix as he crawled through a doggy door entrance through the backyard. Police said the player was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, NBC News reported. He appeared in nine games during the 2018 Major League Baseball season, posting a 7.02 ERA and 2-5 record for the Padres.
The Padres issued the following statement on the incident: "We are aware of the alleged incident involving Jacob Nix last Sunday in Arizona".
Nix and Cosgrove, who is a minors pitcher, informed police they were dropped off at your house by a rideshare service, and Nix stated he thought it was his house, according to the report. "We take this matter seriously and have actually been in contact with the Commissioner's workplace and local authorities". He pitched 33 innings in the lower levels of the minors in 2019, posting a 5.45 ERA. "Due to ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time".
Nix has a status hearing on October 14.