Surrey have signed Australian pace bowler Steve Magoffin as a temporary replacement for Matthew Nicholson.
Nicholson will be unavailable until May following the premature birth of his twin sons.
Magoffin is due to arrive in time for Surrey's match against Leeds/Bradford UCCE which starts on 14 April.
"Steve's already showed what excellent form he is in after a successful summer with Western Australia," said Surrey cricket manager Alan Butcher.
"His 6ft 4in frame will give our pace attack an added dimension."
The 27-year-old fast medium bowler took 25 wickets for Western Australia last season at an average of 25.52.