Warwickshire have signed former Surrey batsman Laurie Evans on a one-year deal.
Evans, 23, spent a month on loan at Edgbaston last summer and was subsequently released by Surrey - despite scoring five centuries for their second XI.
The Londoner's only first-class hundred to date came for Durham UCCE against Lancashire in 2007.
Meanwhile, the Bears have also secured the future of all-rounder Neil Carter.
Carter, the PCA Player of the Year in 2010, has inked a new two-year contract.