Report: Padres close to acquiring Max Scherzer in trade with Nationals

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After seven years in Washington, it looks like Nationals ace Max Scherzer is headed to San Diego.

The Padres are close to acquiring Scherzer, Ken Rosenthal reports for The Athletic, in a deal that would ship one of the top pitchers in the game and a future Hall of Famer to a contentious NL West, where the Padres trail the Giants by 5.5 games.