Report: Nats among teams interested in Scherzer; deal expected soon
The Nationals are among a couple of teams talking to top free-agent starter Max Scherzer about a seven-year deal, according to CBS Sports.
Scherzer, 30, is said to be seeking more than $200 million. He turned down a six-year, $144-million offer from the Tigers last Spring Training.
CBS Sports notes a deal between the right-hander and a club is expected within the coming days.
The 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner is 39-5 over the past two years. He was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 33 starts for Detroit in 2014.
Scherzer is 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA in seven seasons with the D-backs and Tigers. He’s thrown more than 200 innings the past two seasons and has made at least 30 starts in each of the past six.
— Cash Kruth