Two more stars are headed to Hollywood … the Dodgers just landed two of the best players in baseball, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner, in a trade with the Nationals.
The deal — which got done right at Friday’s MLB trade deadline — is MASSIVE for L.A. … which now boasts probably the best hitting lineup AND starting pitching rotation in baseball.
Scherzer — who owns a 7-4 record this season with a 2.83 ERA — will join Cy Young-quality arms like Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and potentially Trevor Bauer (who’s currently on paid leave) as Dodgers’ SPs.
Turner, meanwhile, will join a lineup that already featured mega-stars like Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, Corey Seager and Max Muncy.
It’s been reported that Turner — who’s batting .322 with 18 home runs and 21 stolen bases this season — will make the move from shortstop to second base when he gets to Los Angeles.
As for what the Dodgers had to give up to land the pair … L.A. sent a slew of prospects, including catcher Keibert Ruiz, in order to get the deal done.
The Dodgers are currently 3 games back behind the Giants for first place in the NL West … but something tells us that gap is about to narrow in a hurry.
Sorry, San Francisco.
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