The Los Angeles Dodgers struck a massive deal with the Washington Nationals on Thursday to secure victory Max Scherzer and shortstop star Tria Turner.
In return, the Nats will have some of the Dodgers’ best odds, including wide receiver Keibert Ruiz, as well as right-hander Josiah Gray.
Jeff Bassan DESPN It was reported on Friday that the deal had been completed.
Earlier on Thursday, the San Diego Padres were said to be the favorite team to win over veteran Scherzer.
In what is likely to be his last start in national uniform, Scherzer limited the Philadelphia Phillies to one in six rounds in game one of the doubles program Thursday, with a 3-1 victory.
In the 19 start of the season, the 37-year-old right-hander is 8-4 with an average of 2.76 and 147 strokes in 111 innings.
One of the best shooters of his generation, Scherzer won two of his three Cy Young titles during his seven seasons in Washington. He will become a free agent at the end of the season.
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