Padres close to acquiring Max Scherzer in trade with Nationals

The Padres are on the verge of acquiring Nationals ace Max Scherzer on the eve of the MLB trade deadline, according to reports. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported via Twitter that the deal...

The Padres are on the verge of acquiring Nationals ace Max Scherzer on the eve of the MLB trade deadline, according to reports.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported via Twitter that the deal is “close,” minutes after MLB Network’s Jon Morosi said that talks had “intensified.” It was not immediately clear what the compensation would be.

Max Scherzer with the Nationals.
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Scherzer was taken out of his start with the Nationals on Thursday after throwing six innings of one-run ball, and was seen giving hugs and handshakes to his teammates after coming off the mound.

The Padres have already acquired star infielder Adam Frazier from the Pirates, and look to be going all-in for a potential title by acquiring the three-time Cy Young winner.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Jeremy Layton

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