Aaron Nola inks 7-year deal to stay with Phillies
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Aaron Nola is staying with the Philadelphia Phillies for the foreseeable future.
Nola and the Phillies agreed to a seven-year contract extension on Sunday, the team announced. The pitcher was one of the biggest names on the free-agent market but decided to stay with Philadelphia. His deal is reportedly worth $172 million.
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Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies leaves the game in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Game 6 of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park, October 23, 2023, in Philadelphia. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
"At the outset of this offseason, we made signing Aaron our top priority," Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. "We are committed to winning, and having an individual like him in our uniform for years to come only helps us in that regard.
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"Aaron has proven to be one of the best and most durable pitchers in our game for a number of years now, and when considering his leadership abilities and his character, it was very important for us to keep him a part of the Phillies family."
Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on before Game 6 of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park, October 23, 2023, in Philadelphia. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Philadelphia selected Nola with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. He made his debut with the Phillies in July 2015 and became one of the mainstays in the rotation.
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