Nola Signs Record-Breaking 7-Year Contract with Phillies, Includes Trade Bonus in 2024 or 2025

PHILADELPHIA: Pitcher Aaron Nola has signed a seven-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $172 million. His yearly salaries will be $24,571,428.

In addition, Nola would receive a $1 million assignment bonus if he is traded in 2024 or 2025. By the 2025 season, he will have the right to block trades without his consent, as he will become a 10-year veteran who has spent five years with his team.

Nola will also earn performance bonuses, including $100,000 for winning a Cy Young Award, $50,000 for finishing second, and $25,000 for third place in the voting.

The 28-year-old Nola was a first-round draft pick by the Phillies in 2014 and has been with the team his entire career. He has been a consistent starter, making at least 32 starts and pitching at least 180 2/3 innings in five of the last six years.

In the 2023 season, Nola went 12-9 with a 4.46 ERA in 32 starts, with 202 strikeouts in 193 2/3 innings. He also played a key role in the postseason, helping the Phillies secure an NL wild card and pitching with a 2.35 ERA in four playoff starts.

During his career, Nola has made significant contributions to Philadelphia’s postseason efforts, including five starts in the 2022 World Series and four in the 2023 NL Championship Series.

Overall, Nola has a record of 90-71 with a 3.72 ERA in 235 starts over nine seasons, all with Philadelphia, and has accumulated 1,582 strikeouts in 1,422 innings. His best season was in 2018, when he went 17-6 with a career-low 2.37 ERA.