MLB Rumors: Dodgers ‘Finalizing’ Deal For Nationals’ Max Scherzer, Trea Turner

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Jul 29, 2021

UPDATE (8:56 p.m.): According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Dodgers are “finalizing” the deal that will bring Max Scherzer and Trea Turner over from the Washington Nationals in exchange for “a massive prospect haul.”

ORIGINAL STORY: A lot can change in a matter of hours.

The San Diego Padres reportedly were thought to land star pitcher Max Scherzer from the Washington Nationals, but it appears another California team has emerged as the front runner.

But not just for Scherzer.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Los Angeles Dodgers “are making significant progress on a deal that would send them star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner.” The return will be “prospect-laden.”

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that “hurdles remain” to get the deal done.

Still, nothing is official.

Deadline week is fun, isn’t it?

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