Padres purchased the contract of C Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso.
Padres designated C Wil Nieves for assignment.
Joaquin Benoit (arm) threw a scoreless inning in his return to action Sunday against the Rockies.
Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres are expected to recall Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso on Monday.
Justin Upton swatted his seventh home run of the season and drove home three, powering the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.
James Shields served up three home runs against the Rockies on Sunday and still wound up with a victory despite allowing five runs on nine hits over his 5 1/3 innings.
Padres prospect Colin Rea put on a clinic Saturday for Double-A San Antonio, allowing just one hit over eight scoreless frames.
Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday that it's possible Joaquin Benoit (arm) could go on the disabled list.
Will Middlebrooks is absent from the Padres' lineup Sunday.
Craig Kimbrel tossed a perfect ninth inning Saturday in the Padres' defeat of the Rockies.
Brandon Morrow held the Rockies to two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a Padres victory.
Shawn Kelley (calf) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso on Monday.
Padres manager Bud Black said Joaquin Benoit is battling dead arm.
Yangervis Solarte drove in four of the Padres' 14 runs Friday in a win over the Rockies.
Ian Kennedy won for the first time this season after limiting the Rockies to two runs in six innings Friday.