Johnson plans on talking to Bochy about the possibility of having another Washington pitcher take Zimmermann's spot. Johnson mentioned Gio Gonzalez (7-3, 3.03 ERA), Stephen Strasburg (5-6, 2.45 ERA), and Rafael Soriano (1-1, 2.13 ERA, 24 saves) as potential replacements.
The Washington Nationals are open to trading starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, but would require a "strong return." Zimmermann, 28, is a two-time All-Star and went 14-5 last season with a 2.66 ERA and 182 strikeouts.
Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann missed the All-Star Game earlier this week after straining his right biceps last Friday, but it looks as though the 28-year-old will not need to spend any time on the disabled list.
The Chicago Cubs are discussing a potential trade for starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann with the Washington Nationals. Zimmermann, 28, has made the All-Star team the last two seasons and has combined to go 45-22 with a 2.96 ERA over the past three seasons, pitching close to 200 innings each year.