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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: Making third straight start

Celestino will start in right field and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Padres. Celestino will pick up his third straight start after going 2-for-7 with an RBI over the previous two contests. Though his opportunities should be on the rise while Max Kepler (toe) and Trevor Larnach (core) are on the injured list, Celestino's path to a regular role against right-handed pitching may be blocked unless Alex Kirilloff's wrist issue forces him to the IL, too.
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Twins reinstate Miguel Sano from IL, send Gilberto Celestino to St. Paul

The Minnesota Twins reinstated Miguel Sanó from the 60-day injured list on Monday night, bringing one of their most potent bats back to the roster. Sanó suffered a torn meniscus in his knee during an Apr. 26 victory over the Detroit Tigers but played on the injury a few days later. After being removed from an Apr. 30 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, further testing revealed the extent of the damage and Sanó went under the knife in May.
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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: Sent to Triple-A

Celestino was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Celestino has struggled at the dish in July, slashing .143/.217/.190 with a double, two RBI and two walks through 15 games. Miguel Sano (knee) will take his place on the active roster after being activated from the 60-day injured list.
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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: Retreats to bench

Celestino is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox. With Byron Buxton served as Minnesota's designated hitter in Tuesday's 8-2 win, Celestino picked up his sixth start in the outfield in nine games and finished 1-for-4 with a double. Celestino is back on the bench for the series finale, and he'll likely remain out of the lineup more often than not moving forward now that Minnesota has most of its key position players back to full health.
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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: On bench for second straight

Celestino is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Celestino is on the bench for a second straight contest, which was preceded by a stretch of six consecutive starts. Though Celestino should still see regular starts against left-handed pitching, he'll likely find himself out of the mix for playing time against right-handed pitching moving forward with Alex Kirilloff getting called up from Triple-A St. Paul.
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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: Gets fifth consecutive start

Celestino will start in left field and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Celestino is nominally the Twins' fourth outfielder, but he's a fixture in the starting nine against southpaws and often benefits from manager Rocco Baldelli occasionally handing off days to Max Kepler, Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach against right-handed starters. The 23-year-old finds himself in the lineup for the fifth straight contest and should continue to see steady work while offering plus defense in the outfield and holding down a .784 OPS on the campaign.
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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: Draws third straight start

Celestino will start in left field and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Yankees. Celestino will stick in the lineup for the third straight game after going 4-for-9 in his first two starts since returning from the COVID-19-related injured list. Though he should start regularly when the Twins oppose left-handers and get a solid dose of playing time against right-handed pitching when players rest, Celestino still looks like the Twins' fourth outfielder behind Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Trevor Larnach.
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Twins' Gilberto Celestino: Placed on COVID-19 IL

Celestino was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday. Celestino had started in six of the last seven games, but he'll now need to isolate from the team. It's not yet clear whether he's tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll be eligible to rejoin the club as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols. Nick Gordon and Kyle Garlick should see a slight uptick in playing time while Celestino is unavailable.
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