By Sam Bush
The Associated Press is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers are near a trade for Nats ace Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner.
The Nationals would get four young players for Washington’s dynamic duo.
Scherzer has been given permission to speak to the Dodgers to see if he will waive his right to veto any trade, a power he has as a 10-year veteran who has been with his team for at least five years.
If the trade goes through, it would be a stunning haul for the Dodgers, who are three games behind NL West-leading San Francisco. Los Angeles owns the top spot in the wild-card race, 2 1/2 games ahead of San Diego.
With the Major League Baseball trade deadline at 4 p.m. EDT today, there was speculation that the Padres would be the winners in the Scherzer sweepstakes.