MILWAUKEE -- Mark Kotsay manned center field for the Brewers for the first time on Wednesday. It marked only his fifth start there since 2008, when he started 98 games in center for the Braves and Red Sox.
Manager Ron Roenicke had been mulling a center field start for Kotsay for some time. The Brewers' regular back-up to Carlos Gomez is Nyjer Morgan, but he's on the disabled list with a fractured finger. Roenicke is happier with the other back-up, switch-hitter Brandon Boggs, coming off the bench.
"[Kotsay] will do OK," Roenicke said. "This is an easier park to play center as far as coverage. Like I said before, he is a very good outfielder. He knows he doesn't have the foot speed that he used to have, but he's fine."