Gilberto Celestino is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins and he is from the Dominican Republic.
Celestino signed as an international free agent with the Houston Astros on July 2, 2015, for a $2.25 million signing bonus.
He hit.257/.365/.393/.758 with two home runs and 19 RBI while splitting the 2016 season between the DSL Astros and the GCL Astros. He hit.268/.331/.379/.709 with the Greeneville Astros in 2017, with four home runs and 24 RBI.
Celestino and Jorge Alcalá were dealt to the Minnesota Twins for Ryan Pressly on July 27, 2018. Celestino played for the Tri-City ValleyCats, Corpus Christi Hooks, and Elizabethton Twins in 2018, batting.287/.341/.406/.747 with 5 home runs and 34 RBI.
Celestino hit .277/.349/.410/.759 with 10 home runs and 54 RBI in a split season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Fort Myers Miracle in 2019.
Celestino competed in the 2019 WBSC Premier12 for the Dominican Republic national baseball team.
Celestino was promoted to the Twins’ 40-man roster on November 20, 2019. Celestino did not appear in a game in 2020 since the minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Celestino was promoted to the big leagues for the first time on June 2, 2021. That day, against the Baltimore Orioles, he made his MLB debut as the starting center fielder.
He went 0-for-2 throughout the game before being replaced by Miguel Sanó. Celestino hit his first professional hit on June 9th, a single against New York Yankees reliever Brooks Kriske.
How Tall Is Gilberto Celestino?
Gilberto Celestino stands at a height of 1.83 m.