Kimera Bartee

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Kimera Bartee
Kimera Bartee in 2017 (35018622541) (cropped).jpg
Bartee with the Pirates in 2017.
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 18
Outfielder / Coach
Born: (1972-07-21) July 21, 1972 (age 47)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 3, 1996, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
August 3, 2001, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Batting average.216
Stolen bases36
As player

As coach

Kimera Anotchi Bartee (born July 21, 1972) is a former professional outfielder, and current first base coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is an alumnus of Omaha Central High School and Creighton University where he was also part of Creighton's NCAA College World Series appearance (1991).


Bartee was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the 1993 MLB amateur draft, Bartee made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 3, 1996, and appeared in his final game on August 3, 2001.

In 1995 Bartee played for the Perth Heat in the Australian Baseball League.

Bartee was sent from the Baltimore Orioles to the Minnesota Twins on September 19, 1995 as the player to be named later in the Scott Erickson trade. At the 1995 MLB Winter Meetings, he was a drafted back by the Baltimore Orioles during the Rule 5 Draft.

In 2003 and 2004, Bartee patrolled the outfield for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, earning All-Star kudos and later an Atlantic League championship with the Ducks in 2004.[1]

Since retiring from playing baseball professionally, Bartee has become the field coach for the Delmarva Shorebirds[2] and also served as roving instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates before landing the managerial job for the State College Spikes.

On October 29, 2016, it was announced that Bartee would become the Pittsburgh Pirates' new first base coach and would also be responsible for baserunning and the outfield.[3]


  1. ^ "Long Island Ducks Press Release - 31 Oct 2016".
  2. ^ "Delmarva Shorebirds". Archived from the original on November 12, 2006.
  3. ^ "Pirates announce changes to 2017 coaching staff - 29 Oct 2016".

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