WASHINGTON — Nationals players Max Scherzer and Trea Turner have been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers amid the fast approaching Major League Baseball trade deadline, according to the Washington Post.
Scherzer, who has been with Washington since 2015, won the NL Cy Young Award in 2016 and 2017 with the Nats and has made the National League All-Star Team five times with the team.
In the 2019 World Series, Scherzer won Game One and also started Game Seven, which the Nationals won to clinch the title.
It's been reported for weeks now that 37-year-old Scherzer may be the casualty of a Nationals trade -- partially because of his age, and because Washington has been faltering down the stretch in its fading attempt to make the MLB playoffs.
Max Scherzer delivered a signature performance in what might be his last start for the Nationals, allowing three hits in six innings as Washington beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 in the opener of a doubleheader on Thursday.
“Today was a wacky start because of everything going on, but you put the blinders on and go and compete,” Scherzer said. “Even when you are at your worst, you want to go out and do your best.”
Scherzer received handshakes in the Washington dugout after leaving the game in the top of the seventh inning.
Shortstop Trea Turner has been with the Nationals since 2015 and was also part of the team’s magical run in 2019 to win the World Series. He was the National League’s stolen base leader in 2018, and he made his first All-Star Game appearance in 2021.
Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.
Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.