Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized
WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer is being introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching rotation after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract.
The Nationals announced the agreement with the free agent on Wednesday and are holding a news conference at their ballpark.
Scherzer won the 2013 AL Cy Young Award with the Detroit Tigers, his club for the last five seasons.
In joining Washington, the 30-year-old Scherzer gets the largest total contract for a right-handed pitcher in big league history.
He adds to a starting staff for the NL East champions that led the majors with a 3.04 ERA in 2014 and already has Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez and Tanner Roark.
Zimmermann and Fister can become free agents after next season.