WASHINGTON - Sure seems as if Max Scherzer and his wife now will be able to afford to buy themselves at least one of those nonstick baking sheets they were hoping to receive as a wedding gift. Josh Bynes Youth Jersey .Or even a few million of em.The 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in major league history after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a record $50 million signing bonus.A person familiar with the negotiations outlined the terms to The Associated Press on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hadnt been announced. It creates a formidable rotation for the Nationals — who could try to boost the rest of their roster by trading one of their other starters.Washington is now the 4-1 favourite to win the World Series, down from 6-1 odds when the off-season started.Scherzers signing bonus tops the previous high of $30 million for any player, given by the Cubs to pitcher Jon Lester this off-season. Scherzer plans to establish residency in Florida, which would shield his signing bonus from D.C. income tax, the person familiar with the negotiations said.The person said the pitcher is scheduled to take a physical Tuesday, one of the steps needed for the deal to be finalized.Scherzer, who spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Tigers before becoming a free agent, will receive the money from the Nationals spread out over 14 years, which lowers its present-day value.Still, Scherzer did quite well for himself. Indeed, he and his bride — they were married in November 2013 — wont have to depend on their friends to finish filling the requests on their bridal registry at Crate & Barrel, including the pair of $19.95 baking sheets that no one gave them.The 30-year-old right-handers contract is the second-largest for a pitcher, behind only Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaws $215 million, seven-year deal that runs from 2014-20. The previous high for a righty was the $180 million, seven-year agreement from 2013-19 signed by Justin Verlander, another Cy Young Award winner for the Tigers.Scherzer turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid him $144 million from 2015-20, an average of $24 million per year.The Nationals will lose what would have been the 27th pick in Junes amateur draft, while the Tigers will gain an extra pick after the first round.All in all, for the Nationals, its a surprising move to upgrade an already imposing rotation after a relatively quiet off-season for the NL East champions.Scherzer was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 2014, a year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and being voted the best pitcher in the American League. He now joins a club whose starting staff in 2014 included Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister — Scherzers former teammate with the Tigers — Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark.That group already was considered among the best — if not the best — rotation in the majors. The question now is what move could come next for the Nationals, who might pursue a trade.Zimmermann went 14-5 with a 2.66 ERA and 182 strikeouts in 199 2-3 innings in 2014, and he threw the first no-hitter in Nationals history on the last day of the regular season. But he can enter free agency after next season.Last season, Strasburg was 14-11 with a 3.14 ERA and 242 strikeouts in 215 innings; Fister was 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA; Gonzalez went 10-10 with a 3.57 ERA, and Roark went 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA in 198 2-3 innings.Gonzalez, third in NL Cy Young Award voting in 2012, is the only left-hander in the bunch.___AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Justin Forsett Youth Jersey . Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general manager Brian Cashman said he thinks "in theory" the big left-hander will be ready for spring training in February. But there is no guarantee Sabathia will be able to pitch effectively next season. Jeremy Zuttah Youth Jersey . - The Tampa Bay Rays couldnt resist adding Grant Balfour to solidify the back end of their bullpen, giving the closer a $12 million, two-year contract Thursday about a month after his $15 million agreement with Baltimore fell through.Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Austin Rivers paced all scorers with 23 points as No. 5 Duke escaped Virginia Tech, 70-65, in overtime on Saturday. Seth Curry added 19 points, while Miles Plumlee pulled down 15 rebounds and scored four of his five points in overtime for the Blue Devils (25-4, 12-2 ACC), who have won six straight and nine of 10. Cadarian Raines, Erick Green and Dorenzo Hudson each had 16 points for the Hokies (15-14, 4-10), who lost their second consecutive heartbreaker to a ranked opponent. Tech lost 61-59 against No. 25 Virginia on Tuesday. Dorian Finney-Smith grabbed 12 boards in defeat. The tightly-contested game saw 13 ties and 12 lead changes, but none more important than the one giving the Blue Devils a two-point edge on Plumlees jumper 1:01 into overtime. Tech was held scoreless for almost three minutes in OT as Duke built a five- point lead, but Hudson hit a critical three-pointer to cut it to 63-61. After Rivers made one-of-two from the line, Hudson drained another long shot that appeared to be a game-tying trey, but his right foot was on the line, and so Duke still led by one. Hudson couldnt continue his hot hand on the Hokies next trip down the floor, missing a jumper down two with 34 seconds left, and the Blue Devils made six of their final eight free throws to seal the victory. Josh Bynes Womens Jersey. Despite its struggles early in the extra frame, Virginia Tech had multiple chances to win late in the second half. Up 58-57 and holding possession with 48 seconds remaining, Green took the inbounds pass underneath the Duke basket and dribbled up the court, looking to put the game away. Dukes pressure forced a turnover just beyond midcourt, however. Rivers made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe with just over 32 ticks to play to tie the game at 58, and leaving the Hokies with the final possession in regulation. But Greens jumper with five seconds to go clanked iron, and Raines putback jump shot attempt didnt fall through either. Duke held a 26-24 lead at halftime. 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