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Aaron Nola already on his way to Double-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/3/14) Phillies starting pitcher prospect Aaron Nola didn't have a very long stay with Class A Clearwater. The 2014 first-round pick (seventh overall) has been promoted from Clearwater to Double-A Reading after just seven appearances (six starts), per The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nola, who will make his Double-A debut Wednesday, was 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA for Clearwater. He struck out 30 and walked five in 31 1/3 innings.
"I want to see how he can handle that level, and there is a good chance he starts there next year," said Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development. "He still has innings to get in August to build him up to 2015, and he has earned this challenge."
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he wouldn't be surprised if Nola receives an invite to spring training next year.
"From the reports that I've heard and the stuff that he has, that wouldn't surprise me," Sandberg said. "He was supposed to be a guy on a fast track right from when he was signed, so depending on how he does in the next month . . . that wouldn't shock me by any means."
Aaron Nola clobbered in professional debut
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/14) Phillies first-round draft pick Aaron Nola was knocked around during his professional debut.
Nola lasted 2 1/3 innings, giving up four earned runs. He allowed three hits, three walks and hit one batter. Nola did manage three strikeouts. Nola was the seventh overall pick in the 2014 draft, and was considered one of the players who could move to the majors quickly.
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