The Detroit Tigers continue to mourn the death of 1B coach Kimera Bartee, who unexpectedly passed away today at the age of 49.
Bartee suited up for the Tigers as an outfielder during his MLB career which included stops with the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies. He also served as Detroit's 1st base coach for the 2nd half of the 2021 season after having been originally hired as the team's roving outfield and base running coordinator.
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch reacted to the sad news in a prepared statement:
A statement from Tigers Manager A.J. Hinch: pic.twitter.com/92IgzQKQWr
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) December 21, 2021