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Free agent pitcher Max Scherzer is reportedly in serious talks with the Washington Nationals and at least one other team about a potential seven-year deal.

By SI Wire
January 18, 2015

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.

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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.

Scherzer was dealt to Arizona in December 2009 as part of a three-team trade involving Edwin Jackson, Ian Kennedy, Curtis Granderson and Austin Jackson.

- Molly Geary

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