Pitchers and catchers had their first workout at camp today in Clearwater but rain interrupted most of practice.
Aaron Nola was the center of attention on Wednesday.
The Phillies ace pitcher agreed to a four-year deal with the team, which includes a club option for a fifth season.
Aaron Nola 2018 Recap:— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 13, 2019
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◾️lowest #Phillies ERA through first 25 starts since 1964
◾️4th BEST ERA in MLB
◾️3rd in CY Young
◾️ 1st Phillies starter to make ASG since Cliff Lee (2013)
◾️224 Ks - 2nd MOST ever by a Phillies pitcher 25 or younger@6abc#AaronNola https://t.co/tsfh7JlXh7
Nola, 25, was scheduled for an arbitration hearing this week. The deal, which includes a $16 million club option with a $4.25 million buyout, can cover what would have been his first two years in free agency.
"He doesn't want any of the attention. He doesn't want the spotlight on him. He just wants to compete, compete, compete," said Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler.
Many of the workouts were moved indoors on Wednesday due to the rain.
The Phillies will take on the Braves in their 2019 home opener on March 28.