Aaron Nola promoted to Phillies' Double-A affiliate

That was quick.

Former LSU pitcher and Baton Rouge native Aaron Nola has been promoted to Double-A.

Nola spent about a month on the Philadelphia Phillies Single-A team in Clearwater, Florida. He’s scheduled to start for Double-A Reading on Wednesday night, according to philly.com.

In seven appearances for the Clearwater Threshers, Nola went 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA. Nola had 30 strikeouts and allowed five walks in 31.1 innings.

The No. 7 overall selection in June’s draft, the former Catholic High star threw 116.1 innings for LSU this past season. He never pitched more than five innings in a game for the Threshers.

The Reading Fightin Phils are located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

“I want to see how he can handle that level and there is a good chance he starts there next year,” Joe Jordan, the Phillies director of player development, told philly.com. “He still has innings to get in August to build him up to 2015 and he has earned this challenge.”

A two-time Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year, Nola finished his LSU career 30-6 with a 2.09 ERA in 332 innings with 42 walks and 345 strikeouts. He is No. 3 on the LSU career list for strikeouts, No. 4 for ERA and No. 5 for pitching wins.

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