The Philadelphia Phillies and starting pitcher Aaron Nola have agreed to a seven-year, $172 million contract, a major-league source confirmed. USA Today and ESPN were first to report the news. Here’s what you need to know:
- Nola, 30, has spent his entire nine-year career with Philadelphia.
- He posted a 4.46 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 202 strikeouts through 193 2/3 innings last season.
- Nola became a free agent this offseason.
In his last five full seasons, Nola — a 2018 All-Star — has recorded at least 200 strikeouts as a staple of Philadelphia’s rotation.
The righty posted a 2.35 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 23 innings during the 2023 postseason as the Phillies fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Championship Series.
Nola has made 235 total starts with Philadelphia. The Phillies selected him with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 MLB Draft out of LSU, and he debuted with the team a year later.
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