On loan from Augsburg, Danso has been restricted to just 10 appearances this season.
But with Yoshida joining Sampdoria on deadline day, Danso has moved up the pecking order.
Hasenhuttl said: "He's a young player and I know he always had to play a position so far that is not his best as a right or left-back.
"He played one time [as a centre-back] in the Carabao Cup against Fulham. That's where he is more used to playing.
"Now, maybe in the future, he will have more chances as a centre-back where he is more comfortable."