Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies contract talks has reportedly gained significant momentum recently and there’s optimism that a deal will be reached soon, as per reports from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
“They are getting close to finding middle ground with Nola making it clear to Phillies’ management that he wants to stay put,” Nightengale said.
The Phillies drafted Nola in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft and he has spent the first nine years of his career with them.
Nola did not have a strong season in 2023. He had a 4.46 ERA in 32 games. Nola had a record of 12-9 with 202 strikeouts in 193.2 innings pitched.
The 30 year-old Nola has a carer record of 90-71 with a ERA of 3.72 in 235 games. He has a postseason record of 5-3.
Nola could become the first big free agent to sign this offseason. Shohei Ohtani is the top free agent available and he will command serious money.
The baseball winter meetings will begin Dec. 3 in Nashville.
Pitcher Aaron Nola. Photo courtesy of Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire