Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

5 years 8 months 1 day ago Wednesday, January 21 2015 Jan 21, 2015 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:51:00 PM CST January 21, 2015 in Mizzou Xtra
By: The Associated Press

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.

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