Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced following tonight’s game that first basemen/outfielder Mike Carp has been recalled from AAA Tacoma. Carp will join the team Wednesday in Chicago.
To make room on the Major League, 25-man, roster outfielder Mike Wilson has been optioned to Tacoma.
Carp, 24, is hitting .348 (78-for-224) with 13 doubles, 19 home runs and 58 RBI with Tacoma. On Monday night he was 4-for-6 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and seven RBI at Tucson. Carp was 0-for-1 tonight (Tuesday) prior to being lifted for a pinch-hitter, snapping a 22-game hitting streak. During the streak he hit .433 (42x97) with 27 runs, 4 doubles, 11 home runs and 35 RBI. Since April 23, Carp has raised his season average from .172 to .348.
Carp has appeared in parts of two seasons (2009 and 2010) with the Mariners, and has a career Major League mark of .264 (24x91) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 5 RBI.
Wilson, 27, was selected by the Mariners on May 9. He made his Major League debut on May 10. Wilson appeared in 8 games with Seattle, and hit .143 (4x27) with 1 double and 3 RBI. In 16 games with the Rainiers this season, Wilson is hitting .381 (24-for-63) with 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 14 RBI. Wilson was the Mariners second-round pick in the June, 2001 draft and has played his entire career in the Mariners minor league system.