» You’re moving to left field. You’re comfortable enough having played some there before to make that transition?
“I played it enough. It’s just the opposite of right. Balls are going to come off the bat the opposite way. It’s just a matter of knowing the ballparks and what left fields have to offer. Knowing angles. There’s a little more homework to do now that you’re doing it midseason, or towards the end of the season. It’s just another position. I’ll go out there and figure it out.”
» Is this a good time to come back? From the perspective of gearing up for the postseason.
“I definitely wanted to come back. I didn’t know when or where it would be. It just happened to be this weekend. I’m going to prepare myself, put myself in every position possible to make this team better and win as many ballgames as we can. It’s an exciting day. I know these guys have been busting their butt all year. It’s been fun to watch them. And I’m ready to be part of it again.”
» Manager Brian Snitker said it’d be up to you if you wanted to flip between left and right field when Matt Joyce isn’t in the lineup. Have you decided how you want to handle that?
“I’m not going to be that guy who has to play one position. I’ve played right field my whole career. I know there comes a point in time where things are shaken up and things change. I’m just here to do my job no matter where it is, any position. I’m open to whatever to make this team better. That’s the way I look at it, and that’s how I’ll approach it.”