philadelphiaThe Phillies today completed a contract extension with pitcher Aaron Nola on a seven-year, $172 million contract. Reinforcement of starting pitchers will continue. Sources reported that the Phillies planned to acquire Japanese super strong pitcher, Yunobu Yamamoto of the Orix, and star player Bryce Harper also joined as lobbyists.
Nola has a record of 12 wins and 9 losses with an ERA of 4.46 on the year. Along with Taijuan Walker (15 wins) and Zack Wheeler (13 wins), they are the top three adult rotation players; The first named 2014 Phillies player Nola was promoted to the major leagues in 2015 and will enter his 10th season next year. He will be 37 when this contract expires and will have the opportunity to pursue a “career with the Phillies.”
Dave Dombrowski, president of the team’s baseball department, said, “Signing Nola has been our top priority since the beginning of the offseason. We want to win, and having him continue to wear a Phillies uniform next year will help us.” “He’s proven himself to be one of the best and most durable pitchers in recent years, and given his leadership, his personality, it’s very important for us to keep him with the Phillies.”
Major League Baseball reports that after the Phillies complete their contract with Nola, they will continue to pursue Yushin Yamamoto. Harper is also included in the briefing video submitted to the Yamamoto team, showing his sincerity in recruitment.