MILWAUKEE -- Vladimir Guerrero started in right field on Friday against the Brewers. With the game being played in the National League city, there is no designated hitter.
The plan is for Guerrero to start Friday and Sunday in Milwaukee, then Tuesday and Thursday in Florida. Manager Ron Washington isn't sure what he will do next weekend in Houston, because he wants Guerrero to play in two of three games in each of the three series in NL parks. But Washington doesn't want to use Guerrero on back-to-back days in the outfield.
Guerrero said he is looking forward to being in the outfield but is not particularly eager to make it his full-time occupation again. Guerrero is becoming more accustomed to life as a designated hitter.
"I'm OK with being a part-time outfielder," Guerrero said. "I'm starting to get used to not playing out there. I like playing, and I feel healthy, so I'm OK with what I'm doing. I'm not concerned about getting back to being a full-time outfielder."
Guerrero went into Friday's game hitting .339 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs. David Murphy will start in right field Saturday.