Nick Hundley, Clayton Richard were trapped in Colorado

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With that headline, one’s instinct is to interpret it metaphorically, but Padres catcher Nick Hundley, starter Clayton Richard, and pitching coach Darren Balsley were literally trapped in an office prior to this afternoon’s series finale at Coors Field.

Via MLB.com’s Corey Brock:

For about 10 minutes, Bossart and Coors Field clubhouse workers tried different keys and other means to open the door. Nothing worked. Soon enough, Padres players, coaches and staff gathered around, laughing.

Outfielder Chris Denorfia placed speakers next to the door and played “Break on Through” by The Doors.

“[Balsley] is going through the vent,” Hundley joked.

Finally, someone inside the room pulled the door from its hinges, and Bossart kicked in the door to his own office to free the players with plenty of time to spare before the game.

That situation vaguely reminds me of this hilarious scene from the 1993 film Rookie of the Year.

Athletics DFA Liam Hendriks

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The Oakland A’s have designated reliever Liam Hendriks for assignment.

Hendriks got blown up for four runs on four hits — two homers — in an inning of work yesterday and the A’s have apparently seen enough. It’s been a rough go if it all around, really, as he’s posted a 7.36 ERA over 13 appearances.

Hendriks, who appeared in 70 games last season, signed a one-year deal last winter to avoid arbitration. The deal is for $1.9 million, so anyone claiming him off of waivers or trading for him will owe him a bit over half of that. Given the durability the eight-year veteran has shown in previous seasons that’s not out of the question, but his ineffectiveness this year, combined with a groin problem that caused him to miss some time, may give suitors pause.