Aaron Hill made his long-awaited return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Tuesday afternoon in a 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

Hill went 0-for-3 while playing six innings at second base. The 28-year-old missed the first 21 games of the Grapefruit League season because of tightness in his right quadriceps muscle.

"It just felt good to get out there, [to] be in a big league ballgame and be with the guys," Hill said. "I've been with them every day, but leaving early to go over to the Minor League side to get some at-bats. It just felt good to stay here for once."