M’s activate Carp, recall Robinson from Tacoma



SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have activated Mike Carp from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma and inserted him into the starting lineup at first base.

The Mariners brought Carp back Tuesday and had him batting seventh against the Yankees. Carp takes the spot of Justin Smoak, who was optioned to Tacoma following Monday night’s game. Smoak was hitting just .189 and was hitless in his last 19 at-bats.

Carp has spent two stints on the disabled list this season with right shoulder problems stemming from an injury suffered in Seattle’s season-opening series in Japan. Carp hit .220 during his rehab assignment.

Seattle also recalled outfielder Trayvon Robinson from Tacoma. Robinson will take the roster spot of Ichiro Suzuki, who was traded to the Yankees on Monday.