CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Aaron Nola was headed toward ace status until an elbow injury put everything on hold.
Nola is slated to be the fifth starter for the Philadelphia Phillies and expectations for the former first-round pick are much different now. Simply taking his turn on the mound every fifth day has become his primary goal.
"If you stay healthy, you can progress," Nola said. "Right now, I'm healthy, and that's what I'm worried about. Other than that, I feel really good."