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The Cubs are in talks with the Nationals to acquire Zimmermann, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Zimmerman (shoulder) could have his next start pushed back, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.
The Nationals will re-evaluate Zimmermann's pitching shoulder on Sunday after he got hit with a Casey McGahee line drive during Saturday's game, the Washington Post reports. "We're not going to take any chances there," Nats manager Matt Williams said. "I would assume he'll be pretty sore [Sunday]. He's got a pretty good welt on his shoulder."
Zimmermann earned the victory Saturday as he allowed five hits and two runs- one earned- in six innings to go along with four strikeouts against the Marlins.
Zimmermann logged another quality start Sunday, pitching 6.2 innings of scoreless ball with five strikeouts and one walk in a win over the Mets.
Zimmermann allowed four runs -- two of them earned -- on six hits across six innings in a win over the Braves on Tuesday. He also struck out seven and didn't issue a walk.
Zimmermann struck out eight and walked two while allowing two runs on four hits over 6.1 innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Zimmermann (10-5) picked up the win on Friday against the Mariners as he pitched six strong innings, while allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out eight hitters.
Zimmermann was solid Saturday, tossing eight innings of seven-hit, two-run ball while fanning eight and not issuing a walk in a win over the visiting Giants.
Zimmermann did not record a decision Monday against the Diamondbacks as he pitched seven innings and allowed three runs, four hits and three walks to go along with two strikeouts.
Zimmermann claimed his eighth win of the season Wednesday vs. the Mets, tossing 6.1 shutout innings and striking out four batters.
Zimmermann received no decision Thursday after holding the Mets to three runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out five without a walk.