MLB: The Dodgers are putting together a blockbuster trade for two stars from DC

Los Angeles, California - The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to fortify their chances at contending for a second-straight World Series championship by finalizing a deadline deal with the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Former Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer will head west with teammate Trea Turner as part of a trade with the LA Dodgers.
Former Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer will head west with teammate Trea Turner as part of a trade with the LA Dodgers.  © IMAGO / UPI Photo

Max Scherzer (37), one of the most dominant pitchers in today’s game, is expected to head west to join the defending champion Dodgers as part of one of a number of blockbusting last-minute deals that have been made all over Major League Baseball recently.

The Dodgers are set to unload a total of four prospects in exchange for Scherzer and his teammate Trea Turner (28).

Scherzer, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, signed-off on his part of the deal, forgoing a no-trade clause that allows him to virtually block any offer due to his long-standing service record with the Nationals.

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Currently, he has an 8-4 record on the mound, sits at ninth in the MLB with 147 strikeouts, and has a 2.76 ERA.

Trea Turner will join Scherzer in LA

Trea Turner will join the superstar pitcher out west, bringing with him more than enough to help the Dodgers try for two titles in-a-row.

The 2021 All-Star shortstop is a career .300 hitter, now in his seventh season, all in Washington DC. So far in 2021, he’s batting .322, to go along with 18 home runs and 49 RBIs.

For both players, the Dodgers will send to Washington pitchers Josiah Gray and Gerardo Carrillo, catcher Keibert Ruiz, and outfielder Donovan Casey.

Both Scherzer and Turner were members of the Nationals’ only World Series championship, won over the Astros back in 2019.

Cover photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

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