Phillies, Nola agree to contract extension

Matt Leon
February 13, 2019 - 11:35 am
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola (27) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies are making sure their best pitcher is here for the long haul.

The team announced on Wednesday it had agreed on a four-year contract extension with right-hander Aaron Nola. The deal includes a club option for the 2023 season. ESPN reports the value of the deal is $45 million.

The 25-year-old Nola is coming off a brilliant 2018 season. He went 17-6 in 33 starts with a 2.37 ERA and a WHIP of 0.97. He logged 25 quality starts and in 212.1 innings he had 224 strikeouts.

The Phillies drafted Nola in the first round (7th overall) back in 2014 out of LSU. In four seasons in Philadelphia, Nola is 41-28 with a 3.35 ERA.

This deal allows the two sides to avoid arbitration.

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