With teams and players exchanging arbitration salary figures, several agreements have been reached.
Nola’s deal for the upcoming season is worth $2.35 million.
Nola was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the fifth round in 2012.
The brother of Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola, the 33-year-old catcher has spent most of his career with the Padres after two seasons with the Seattle Mariners to begin his career.
Nola hit .251 with four home runs and 40 RBI in 2022.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network provided the news of Nola’s new contract with the Padres for the 2023 season.
Austin Nola $2.35M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 13, 2023
The Padres have managed to reach an agreement with Nola that is team friendly.
Nola has been a key contributor for the Padres since his arrival in 2020.
He was acquired from Seattle at the trade deadline that year.
But the Padres are keeping their strong foundation in place for 2023.
They’ll have Nola in a lineup that now also features Juan Soto, Xander Bogaerts, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and Jake Cronenworth.
San Diego won 89 games during the regular season and fell short in the NLCS against the Phillies after they had knocked out the New York Mets in the Wild Card Series and the then-defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.
But the Padres look strong heading into 2023 and are a team that could be a dark-horse candidate for the World Series if all goes according to plan.
For players who have not reached agreements with their respective teams, an arbitration hearing will follow after today.