Gilberto Celestino (born February 13, 1999) is a Dominican Major League Baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins (MLB). Celestino signed as an international free agent with the Houston Astros on July 2, 2015, for a $2.25 million signing bonus.
In 2016, he split the season between the DSL Astros and the GCL Astros, hitting.257/.365/.393/.758 with two home runs and 19 RBI.
Celestino and Jorge Alcalá were traded to the Minnesota Twins on July 27, 2018, in exchange for Ryan Pressly.
Celestino played for the Tri-City ValleyCats, Corpus Christi Hooks, and Elizabethton Twins in 2018, hitting.287/.341/.406/.747 with 5 home runs and 34 RBI.
Celestino was added to the Twins’ 40-man roster on November 20, 2019. Celestino did not play in a game in 2020 because the minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celestino was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on June 2, 2021. That day, he made his MLB debut as the starting center fielder against the Baltimore Orioles.
He went 0-for-2 in the game before being replaced by Miguel Sanó. Celestino got his first career hit on June 9 when he singled off New York Yankees reliever Brooks Kriske.
Who Are Gilberto Celestino Parents?
There is no information about the parents of Gilberto Celestino on the internet as of 2022.