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Ricky Gutierrez / Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Lookouts

The Cincinnati Reds announced Wednesday afternoon that Ricky Gutierrez will manage the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in the 2020 season.

Gutierrez spent the past two seasons managing the Daytona Tortugas to a 135-134 record in the high Single-A Florida State League. Prior to coaching, Gutierrez enjoyed a 12-year career in Major League Baseball with six teams and was a member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Assisting Gutierrez with the 2020 Lookouts will be pitching coach Seth Etherton, hitting coach Daryle Ward and bench coach Lenny Harris. Ward is returning to Chattanooga after helping the 2019 Lookouts to a .259 team batting average, which led the Southern League.

"We're thrilled about the coaching staff that will be with the 2020 Lookouts this season," Reds player development director Eric Lee said in a release announcing the staff. "Each of these coaches had unique paths that brought them to the pinnacle of our game, and we know the players will be beneficiaries of the many years of combined Major League experience among them. We're confident that the staff will represent the Reds and Lookouts well and will hold our players accountable to the highest standards on and off the field."

Etherton spent the 2002 and 2004 seasons as a Lookouts pitcher, posting a combined record of 4-2 with a 1.80 ERA. He served as the pitching coach for the University of San Francisco after his playing career and joined the Reds organization in 2016.

Harris, who is entering his fourth year with the Reds and spent this past season in Daytona, played 18 MLB seasons for eight different teams and finished as the sport's career leader in pinch hits with 212.

The Lookouts open their 2020 season with a home game against the Jackson Generals on April 9.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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