Max Scherzer may have made his last pitch in a Nationals uniform.
According to MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal, Washington wants to complete a trade for Scherzer in the next 24-48 hours, so the right has time to finalize any details related to his no-trade clause.
Rosenthal said the possibility of Scherzer making his next start Thursday with the Nationals is “remote.” Scherzer’s latest outing was delayed by right tricep discomfort and the veteran has not been on the mound with the Nationals since July 18 against the Padres.
Scherzer has the 10-5 right, granted to players with at least 10 years in the majors and five with his current team, with which he can veto any trade.
Scherzer is in the final year of the seven-year, $ 210 million contract he signed with Washington. The remainder of the $ 35 million owed to him is deferred without interest, just like his last two seasons. That said, for purposes of the Competitive Balance Tax, Scherzer’s salary is US $ 28,689 million.