Chattanooga Lookouts appear to avoid contraction, but troubles still loom

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Fans pack into AT&T Field for a Southern League season opener between the Chattanooga Lookouts and the visiting Birmingham Barons on April 5, 2018.
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The Chattanooga Lookouts appear to have survived being contracted by Major League Baseball.

Whether they get to play a 2021 season at AT&T Field is an entirely different matter.

Rob Wooten, a Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher from 2013 to 2015 who finished his playing career with the Lookouts last year, posted this week on social media that he will be a member of Chattanooga's coaching staff in 2021. The Cincinnati Reds, the parent club of the Class AA Lookouts, have not officially announced any of their farm system staffs for next year.

"I am honored and humbled to officially join the @Reds Player Development Department and lead our pitching staff @ChattLookouts.