The Minnesota Twins activated outfielder Max Kepler from the 10-day injured list in time for Friday’s road game against the Texas Rangers.

Kepler has been out with a left hamstring strain since May 29, missing 17 games. He returned from a short rehab stint at Triple-A Saint Paul and was in the lineup Friday night batting fifth and playing right field.

To make room on the roster, the Twins optioned outfielder Gilberto Celestino to Triple-A.