One of the most reliable pitchers in the MLB has earned a massive new contract. Aaron Nola, Baton Rouge’s very own superstar, has played for the Philadelphia Phillies since they drafted him in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft.
After nine years in the majors at Philly, Nola became a free agent and he was allowed to shop around the market and choose where he wanted to spend the next part of his career. There were multiple teams vying for his talents but the two main ones were the Phillies and their division rival the Atlanta Braves.
At the end of it all, Nola decided to return to the city of brotherly love. The Phillies signed Nola to a 7-year, $172 million contract with no player or team options. It is the biggest contract the Phillies have ever given to a pitcher and their 11th-largest contract in franchise history.
Right-hander Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a seven-year, $172 million contract, sources tell ESPN. The deal is pending a physical. But it is done, and Nola, who has spent his whole career in Philadelphia, will remain with the Phillies.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 19, 2023