Reports: Nationals agree to deal with free agent pitcher Max Scherzer
Free agent pitcher Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a seven-year deal, reports the Washington Post and several other outlets.
Scherzer's seven-year deal is worth $210 million with half deferred, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The right-hander will receive $15 million per year for 14 years.
On Sunday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports reported that the Nationals and at least one other team were in serious talks with Scherzer about a potential seven-year deal.
Scherzer posted a 3.15 ERA with 252 strikeouts and 63 walks over 220 innings with the Tigers last season. The 30-year-old has spent the last five seasons of his career in Detroit after a two-year stint with the Diamondbacks.
Over seven seasons, Scherzer has recorded a 3.58 ERA with a 3.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Scherzer has made All-Star appearances the last two years and won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013.
- Molly Geary