One of MLB's best pitchers could be on the move ahead of the league's annual trade deadline.
The Washington Nationals are considering all options as the deadline approaches -- both buying and selling -- according to Audacy insider Jon Heyman, and that could mean unloading three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.
The Nationals were 6 games under .500 entering play on Saturday, putting them in fourth place and 7 games behind the NL East-leading Mets. Washington was even further behind in the Wild Card standings.
Scherzer alone "would transform" the trade market for starting pitching at the deadline, Heyman added.
The former Tigers ace is showing no signs of slowing down, notching his eighth All-Star nod this season at age 36. His sub-3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP would surely be attractive to a number of suitors.
The probable future Hall of Famer is scheduled to be a free agent at season's end. He joined the Nats in 2015, when he signed a seven-year, $210M pact. He pitched with the Tigers from 2010-14, and broke in with the Arizona Diamondbacks.