The announcement hasn't been made, but the Seattle Mariners have brought up first baseman Chris Shelton and starting pitcher Jason Vargas to Tacoma.
The move was made to bolster Seattle's depth off the bench and essentially replace Mike Sweeney, who's on the disabled list.
Asked if Shelton would play third base, manager Don Wakamatsu said: "No. The reports from Tacoma were not good, but we know he can give us a professional at-bat."
And Vargas, the No. 5 starter in Seattle's rotation, won't be needed after the break until July 25th - so he'll move into the Rainiers rotation until then.
Shelton, 29, batted .319 in 76 games with Tacoma, with 23 doubles, 12 home runs and 64 RBI.
He's played most of his games at third base, but wasn't pretentious about his skills there.
"The manager told me he didn't expect much, so that took the pressure off me," Shelton said. "I did the best I could, but it was still a shock to hear myself introduced as a third baseman."
A right-handed hitter, Shelton will get at-bats at designated hitter, sharing time in a platoon there with Ken Griffey Jr.
Vargas was 3-3 wih a 3.82 earned run average in 13 gaames, 11 of them starts.