CHICAGO -- The Mariners recalled minor-league slugger Mike Carp from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday and optioned outfielder Mike Wilson to Tacoma.
The 24-year-old Carp was hitting .348 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI in 57 games for the Raniers. He has hit .264 with one homer and five RBI in 35 previous big-league games spread out over two seasons.
Carp was in the starting lineup at designated hitter for Seattle's game against the White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday night. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said he expects to play Carp 3-4 times per week.
Wilson, 28, made his big-league debut earlier this season after 10 years in the minors. He was hitting .148 in eight games for the Mariners.