The Washington Nationals announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Max Scherzer will leave the team and eight teams have already shown interest in the services of the right-hander.
According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic, Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Red Sox, Rays, Blue Jays, Astros and Mets.
To this account, Stark later added the Yankees who have also shown interest, but clarified that Scherzer in this case exercise his no-trade clause.
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Likewise, SNY’s Andy Martino indicated that this same problem would arise if the starter made it to the Mets.
For his part, a report by Mark Feinsand of MLB.com placed the California teams (Dodgers, Giants and Padres) as the favorites to get the transfer.
Scherzer is in the final year of the seven-year, $ 210 million deal he signed with Washington.