Sanford latest to go
In 18 games with Washington, Sanford had an 8-5 record and 3.01 ERA. He leads the Wild Things in wins and strikeouts (88) and is second in innings pitched (113 1/3).
Sanford will be a key piece for the Boomers as they try to secure a playoff berth. They enter Tuesday in first place in the West Division, three games ahead of Gateway.
"We knew how much Shawn wanted to make the playoffs, and when Schaumburg called, it became a win-win for both clubs," Washington manager Bart Zeller said in a press release. "Shawn wanted to move to a higher league, and we feel we have strengthened our team for next season. We wish him well."
The recent trades of Experienced players such as Sanford, Darian Sanford and Orlando Santos have helped the Wild Things from a payroll standpoint. According to several sources, Washington has had trouble all season staying under the league's salary cap.