Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate returning to Chattanooga

The Reds are returning to Chattanooga as their Class AA affiliate, a two-year agreement, after the Pensacola Blue Wahoos told the Reds they wanted to explore options with other teams.

The Reds once had a long-term 21-year working agreement with the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League from 1988 to 2008.

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“We’re excited to re-affiliate with the Chattanooga Lookouts,” said Reds GM Dick Williams. “It is a great move for us because we are coming back into Reds country. It is a great place for our Double-A players to train. The owner told me, and I didn’t know this, that the Reds get very high TV ratings there, second only to the Atlanta Braves. We’re available on their cable package. We consider Tennessee part of Reds Country.”