Kimera Bartee Death – Cause of Death: Former Bowie Baysox Outfielder, Kimera Bartee has passed away.
Kimera played 53 games for the Baysox during the 1995 season. He is a current Detroit Tigers first base coach at the time of his death.
We mourn the passing of Kimera Bartee, who played for the Tigers from 1996-99 and spent last season as the Tigers first base coach. pic.twitter.com/3Lg6G1anAQ
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) December 21, 2021
Bartee died unexpectedly on aged 49, the Tigers announced on Tuesday. He payed six seasons as a Major League outfielder before passing becoming a coach and instructor.
He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he played college ball at Creighton University.
“Words cannot describe my sadness. What we lost in baseball as a players’ coach and mentor with consistent positivity pales in comparison to what his family lost as a fiancée, father, and son. Rest In Peace, KB,” Hinch wrote via twitter.