Various reports say 2013 AL
Neither the Nationals nor Scherzer's agent immediately responded to requests for comment Sunday night.
Scherzer, a 30-year-old right-hander, is a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the
He was 18-5 with a 3.15 earned-run average in 2014, a year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and being voted the best pitcher in the
Blanco will earn $3.6 million in salary this season and $3.9 million for 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made a formal announcement.
The 31-year-old Blanco could share time in left field after the defending World Series champions reached a $4.7-million, one-year contract with Nori Aoki on Friday.