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The Philadelphia Phillies have begun negotiations with beginning pitcher Aaron Nola’s camp concerning a long-term extension, per Matt Gelb of The Athletic:
“They’ve engaged Nola’s camp in negotiations on a possible long-term extension, in line with a number of major-league sources. They’ve exchanged presents. Group officers declined to touch upon the progress of the talks, as did Nola’s agent, Joe Longo of Paragon Sports activities.”
Nola is about to turn out to be a free agent in 2023, however Gelb mentioned there’s momentum towards getting a deal carried out this spring. The beginning pitcher commented on the matter.
“My reps are dealing with it,” Nola mentioned. “I do not actually know, truthfully. I adore it right here. I feel all people loves it right here. All people that involves this crew. I talked to Craig Kimbrel the opposite day when he got here in and he was like, ‘I might see how a lot enjoyable it’s simply from afar.’ It is a enjoyable clubhouse. It is a enjoyable group of men.”
Nola added that he is not going to proceed negotiations after March 30, the date of the Phillies’ Opening Day recreation on the Texas Rangers.
The 29-year-old has performed all eight of his MLB seasons with the Phillies. He made the All-Star crew in 2018 and completed high seven within the Nationwide League Cy Younger voting thrice. Final 12 months, Nola went 11-13 with a 3.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 235 strikeouts in 205.0 innings.
Nola has additionally made 32 or extra begins in every of the final 4 full MLB seasons. For his profession, the eight-year MLB veteran sports activities a 78-62 document with a 3.60 ERA and a ten.1 Ok/9 fee.
Barring an extension, Nola will end out a five-year, $56.75 million deal that may pay him $16 million in 2023.