Scherzer signs 7-year, $180 million deal with Nationals
DETROIT — Possibly the best pitcher in the Major League Baseball free agent pool now has a new home. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer has reportedly signed a contract with the Washington Nationals.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the deal is for seven years and is worth more than $180 million.
Scherzer, now 30 years old, had a career-high 262 strikeouts with the Tigers last season. He had turned down a six-year offer that would have been worth $144 million to stay in Detroit.