The 29-year-old Cantu was designated for assignment by the Padres on June 15.
The Padres signed Cantu to a one-year, $850,000 contract on January 24, 2011. He was a free agent last winter after spending the 2010 season with the Florida Marlins and the Texas Rangers.
In 57 games with the Padres this season, Cantu was hitting .194/.232/.285 with three home runs and 16 RBI’s.
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