Sources: Dodgers finalizing Scherzer, Turner deal


The Los Angeles Dodgers are making vital progress on a deal that will ship them star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a prospect-laden return, sources instructed ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Scherzer, 37, is 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA in 19 begins this season. The three-time Cy Younger winner is scheduled to develop into a free agent after this season.

The 14-year veteran is an eight-time All-Star and has pitched the previous seven seasons for Washington. Scherzer is 92-47 with a 2.80 ERA with the franchise and was 3-0 in six begins through the 2019 postseason to assist the Nationals win their first World Sequence championship.

He gained Cy Younger awards in each leagues, doing so for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 when he went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and in back-to-back seasons for the Nationals — 2016 and 2017 — when he completed with 20-7 with a 2.96 ERA and 16-6 with a 2.51 ERA respectively.

Turner, an All-Star this season, is batting .322 with 18 dwelling runs and 49 RBIs this yr. He exited Tuesday’s sport in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies within the first inning following a constructive check for the coronavirus. Now in his seventh season, the 28-year-old is a profession .300 hitter.

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