SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres agreed to terms Monday with free agent infielder Keith Lockhart on a minor league contract for the 2003 season and invited him to spring training as a non-roster player.
Lockhart appeared in 128 games for the Atlanta Braves last season, batting .216 with 13 doubles, five home runs and 32 RBIs.
Lockhart has appeared in a total of 917 major league games with San Diego, Kansas City and Atlanta. He batted .261 with 41 home runs and 260 RBIs over nine years in the majors.
Lockhart is expected to join the Padres for spring training in Peoria, Ariz., later this month.