Northants have signed Durham and Scotland batsman Kyle Coetzer on a two-year contract.
Head coach David Capel said: "We have witnessed at first hand what Kyle can do with the bat for and against us.
"He's a good fielder too and his work ethic is at a high level. I think Kyle will prove to be a very good addition."
Northants are in contention for promotion in the County Championship, they currently lie second in the Division Two table.
Coetzer said: "I have been made to feel very welcome and I hope together we can push forward during this new phase of my career, and help Northants achieve their ambitions."