No no-trade clause for Aaron Nola in new Phillies contract, full details now revealed

Just days after the seven-year, $172 million contract was agreed to, full details of the deal are out.
Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you know by now that long-time Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola was re-signed by the team this past weekend. Now, just days later, we have more details about the massive free agent contract.

The Phillies announced the agreement on Sunday, as the two sides quickly came together on a seven-year, $172 million deal that will see Nola remain a Phillie through his age-37 season.

In his re-introductory press conference on Monday, Nola said that he always wanted to stay in Philadelphia and is committed to winning a World Series before his time here is done.

We didn't get any contract details during the presser, which featured president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and general manager Sam Fuld. But thanks to Jon Heyman of the New York Post and MLB Network, we now have more details about the deal.

Aaron Nola's contract details

Nola's seven-year, $172 million contract will pay him $24,571,428 each season from 2024 to 2030. And that's before bonuses and incentives.

Per Heyman, Nola will earn the following bonuses:

  • $50 thousand for an All-Star appearance
  • $100 thousand for a Cy Young, or $50 thousand for second and $25 thousand for third
  • $50 thousand for a Gold Glove
  • $50 thousand for a League Championship Series MVP
  • $100 thousand for a World Series MVP

The deal doesn't contain any opt-outs or club options, but one of the more interesting tidbits of information to come out of Nola's contract details is that he didn't receive a full no-trade clause, as was initially reported.

Instead, Nola will earn 10-and-5 rights at the end of the 2025 season. Per, players with 10 years of MLB service time and five consecutive years with the same team can veto any proposed trade scenario. It's a powerful privilege for established, veteran players.

If the Phillies, for some reason, trade their homegrown ace before the end of 2025, he'll receive a $1 million bonus. That seems unlikely, however, as the club should be firmly in their World Series-contending window for the next couple of seasons at the very least.

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