Report: Phillies, Aaron Nola begin contract negotiations to avoid free agency after the 2023 season
The Philadelphia Phillies have their eyes set on locking up Aaron Nola to a contract extension.
According to NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Phillies have already started contract negotiations with Nola’s camp, which would lock him up for the future rather than having him become a free agent after the 2023 season.
Aaron Nola Contract Negotiations
Note: Rhys Hoskins, Craig Kimbrel, and Josh Harrison are the only other Phillies players scheduled to hit free agency after 2023.
Aaron Nola signed a 4 year / $45 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019, including a $2 million signing bonus, $45 million guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11.25 million.
In 2023, Nola will earn a base salary of $16 million while carrying a total salary of $16 million.
Nola bounced back last year after posting a less than stellar 4.63 ERA in 2021. He responded with a 3.25 ERA while striking out 235 and walking just 29. It was Nola’s fourth full season in a row that he made at least 32 starts and is one of the MLB’s best workhorses over the last five seasons, tallying nearly 872 innings pitched.
The price tag for Nola should be high. If you look at other pitchers of his caliber, like Carlos Rodon, it’s likely that Nola will receive something similar. Rodon signed a six-year $162 million contract with the Yankees over the offseason.