While visiting his father, Detroit Tigers first base coach at 49 suddenly collapsed and died in Omaha, Nebraska.
According to the officials, the cause of death is still unknown.
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Kimera Bartee — Detroit Tigers first base coach and former MLB outfielder — has died, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday.
He was just 49 years old.
Tigers GM Al Avila confirmed the tragic news, saying … “All of us in the Tigers baseball family were shocked and saddened to learn that first base coach Kimera Bartee suddenly passed away on Monday at the age of 49.”
“Throughout his time in our organization as both a player and coach, Kimera was known as a kind soul but intense competitor who did his best every day to elevate those around him to do great things.”
The cause of death is not known at this time, but Bartee was visiting his father in Omaha, when he suddenly collapsed.
This November, another 45-year-old Julio Lugo, ex-Red Sox shortstop, died of a heart attack.