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Giants recall Orlando Calixte from Triple-A to serve as 26th man

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 05: San Francisco Giants Outfield Orlando Calixte (46) heads to 1st during a MLB game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants on June 5, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. The Giants defeated the Brewers 7-2. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire)
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The San Francisco Giants have recalled utility man Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Sacramento to serve as their 26th man for their day-night doubleheader against the Washington Nationals on Sunday,  according to the Giants’ official Twitter account.

Calixte has already played in 10 games with the Giants’ major-league club this season, managing just five hits and four RBI in 33 plate appearances.

The 25-year-old Calixte is capable of playing multiple positions in both the infield and the outfield. In the minor leagues this year, he has played shortstop, second base, third base, center field and right field.

He has played all three outfield positions with San Francisco’s big-league squad.

Calixte was originally signed as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic by the Kansas City Royals back in August 2010.

He made a brief appearance in the majors in 2015, playing in two games and going hitless in three plate appearances.

After spending seven years in the Royals’ organization, Calixte signed with the Giants as a free agent in November 2016.

The Dominican has spent the majority of the 2017 campaign at Triple-A Sacramento, where he has slashed .246/.284/.432 with 13 home runs, five triples and 41 RBI while also stealing 18 bases.

San Francisco entered play on Sunday with a record of 46-71 and owned the second-worst record in baseball, with only the Philadelphia Phillies being worse at 43-71.

It has been a strange year for a Giants team that has become accustomed to success, winning three World Series titles since 2010.

San Francisco will wrap up its four-game series with the Nationals on Sunday before heading to South Beach to take on the Miami Marlins on Monday.



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