The Washington Wild Things traded right-handed pitcher Trevor Foss to the Somerset Patriots Tuesday for a player to be named later.
Foss, who was one of four Wild Things to be selected to the Frontier League’s All-Star Game this season, is no longer eligible for the league because of age requirements.
Foss, who will soon turn 28, played under the league’s veteran status in 2017 and went 12-5 with a 3.06 earned run average in 20 starts for the Wild Things last season. He had four complete games, setting a club record with 12 for his career. In 2016, he went 8-3 with a 2.50 ERA in 15 appearances.
“Unfortunately, the veteran status has been removed for 2018 and trading Trevor was our only option, despite his desire to return to Washington,” Wild Things’ general manager Steven Zavacky said in a press release. “He will surely go down as one of the best Wild Things’ pitchers of all time, taking the mound with the win being his top priority.”
Foss, a leader on the pitching staff and in the clubhouse for Washington, helped lead last year’s team to its first playoff berth since 2014. It was the organization’s second playoff appearance since 2007.
“My two years with the Washington Wild Things have been two of my favorite years playing baseball,” Foss said. “From the top down, this is a stand-up organization.”
Somerset is a member of the eight-team Atlantic League, which is planning to expand to 12 teams over the next few years.