By nature, Carlos Gomez is an energetic, enthusiastic person.

Getting to play baseball again for the Brewers has taken that quality to a new level.

Gomez returned to action Friday night as a defensive replacement in center field for the first time since breaking his left collarbone July 20. He is expected to start in center Sunday against Houston left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

"It felt good," Gomez said. "After that injury, I worked hard to come back quick."