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#pounditWednesday, September 22, 2021

Dodgers acquire Max Scherzer, Trea Turner in huge trade with Nationals

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The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off the biggest blockbuster of the MLB trade deadline.

The Dodgers traded for both Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner. In return, the Dodgers sent Washington four prospects: catcher Keibert Ruiz, right-handers Josiah Gray and Gerardo Carrillo, and outfielder Donovan Casey

Reports earlier Thursday indicated that Scherzer was close to being traded to the San Diego Padres, but it was not final and other teams were still involved. The Dodgers ended up giving Washington its best offer.

Not only does this mean Scherzer will become the leader of the Dodger rotation, but Turner will add another dimension to their offense. Turner tested positive for COVID-19 this week but should provide a boost to the Dodgers’ infield upon recovering.

The 37-year-old Scherzer will be a free agent at the end of the season. Turner, on the other hand, is only 28 and has one year of arbitration eligibility remaining.

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