He had played 229 games (1,771 innings) in his career in center field, but just 69 2/3 innings there since 2006.
"I put him out there to get him in the game," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's played there before. He played there a couple times last year. He has experience there. He hasn't played a lot of days in a row out there, but he needs at-bats."