Wil Nieves has elected to become a free agent.
Padres designated C Wil Nieves for assignment.
Wil Nieves hit a grand slam in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Padres purchased the contract of C Wil Nieves from Triple-A El Paso.
Wil Nieves will receive an $850,000 base salary if he makes the Padres.
Padres signed C Wil Nieves to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Phillies activated C Wil Nieves from the 15-day disabled list.
Wil Nieves (quad) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
Wil Nieves (quad) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
Wil Nieves (quad) on Saturday played his fourth rehab game with the Gulf Coast League Phillies.
Phillies placed C Wil Nieves on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with a right quad strain.
Wil Nieves (quad) hopes to avoid the disabled list.
Wil Nieves left Wednesday's game versus the Braves with an apparent leg injury.
Phillies signed C Wil Nieves to a one-year contract.