SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres and infielder Jorge Cantu have reached agreement on an $850,000, one-year contract.
The Padres also agreed Wednesday with right-hander Greg Burke on a minor league deal. He was invited to big league spring training.
Cantu split the 2010 season between the Florida Marlins and Texas Rangers, hitting a combined .256 with 11 home runs and 56 RBIs. The right-handed hitter started 123 games last season, 86 at third base.
Burke spent the 2010 season with Triple-A Portland, going 2-2 with a 5.68 ERA. He made his major league debut in 2009 for the Padres and went 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA.