Dodgers land Max Scherzer, Trea Turner in blockbuster trade with Nationals

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The defending World Series champions may officially be unbeatable.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals in a blockbuster trade on Thursday night, according to multiple reports.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner rounds the bases on his home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Earlier in the afternoon Dodgers’ National League West rival San Diego Padres were close to trading for Scherzer, but nothing transpired as the day progressed.

Scherzer, an eight-time All-Star, made his final start for the Nationals on Thursday. He allowed one run over six innings of work in a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Over 111 innings pitched this season, Scherzer has a 2.76 ERA with 147 strikeouts.

Turner, on the other hand, is currently on the COVID-19 injured list after he recently tested positive for the coronavirus. In 96 games, Turner, 28, has a slash line of .322/.369/.521 with 18 home runs and 21 stolen bases. 

Both Scherzer and Turner will make an immediate impact for the Dodgers moving forward.

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