BOSTON (CBS) – Major League Baseball rumors are flying ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. Some Red Sox fans will be disappointed with the latest bits of news.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reported Thursday night that the Washington Nationals are finalizing a trade that will send Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a “massive prospect haul.”READ MORE: Bob Dylan Coming To Boston For One Show In November
BREAKING: The Dodgers are finalizing a deal to acquire star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a massive prospect haul, sources tell ESPN. The blockbuster of blockbusters is going to happen.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic said earlier in the day the San Diego Padres were close to a trade for Scherzer, but they appear to have lost out on the prized pitcher.
The Red Sox are among the teams who have been rumored to be weighing a deal for Scherzer.READ MORE: Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police Troopers Resigning Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Union Says
Boston has been active in discussions ahead of the deadline, but has not yet pulled off any deals.
The Red Sox had also been in the discussions for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Instead, Rizzo was dealt to the rival New York Yankees on Thursday.
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 30, 2021
The MLB trade deadline is Friday at 4 p.m.