It’s the end of an era for the Washington Nationals.
According to multiple outlets, the Nationals have traded pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a quartet of prospects.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported that the Dodgers and Nationals discussed a potential deal involving the two fan favorites.
Both teams have yet to confirm the move. The trade deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.
Scherzer, 37, was in the final season of a seven-year, $210 million deal he signed with the Nationals in 2015. During his time in Washington, Scherzer won the Cy Young Award twice, tossed two no-hitters, and represented Washington at the All-Star Game six times. He also went 3-0 in the 2019 postseason and started Game 7 of the World Series.
Turner played in his first All-Star game this season and is a career .300 hitter with 93 home runs. The 28-year-old is signed through 2022.
The package acquired by the Nationals includes catcher Keibert Ruiz and right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray — the top two rated prospects in the Dodgers system. Washington also received pitcher Gerardo Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey.