Max Scherzer has been named the Nationals' Opening Day starter.
Max Scherzer struck out six while allowing one run over five innings Friday in a defeat of the Astros.
Max Scherzer held the Astros to one hit over four scoreless innings on Sunday.
Max Scherzer will start the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener Thursday against the Mets.
Nationals signed RHP Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract.
The Nationals have scheduled a press conference Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for a "major baseball announcement."
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals and free agent right-hander Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year contract.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are "very close" to a deal with free agent right-hander Max Scherzer.
Joel Sherman of the New York post reports that the Yankees are not the mystery team in on Max Scherzer.
Jon Heyman of CBS reports that a couple of teams, including the Nationals, are talking to Max Scherzer about a seven-year deal.
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, there's a growing sense around the league that Max Scherzer will sign with the Nationals.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told reporters Saturday the club is "not actively shopping" for starting pitching help.
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner did not rule out signing free agent Max Scherzer, according to Anthony McCarron and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News.
A team official told Tony Paul of the Detroit News that the Tigers "have to have" Max Scherzer.