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The Shark Report – April 30th


The A’s Brett Anderson, who didn’t start Monday’s game versus the Angels due to his sprained ankle,
entered the game in the 13th inning and pitched 5.1 innings giving up one earned run while striking out
five. Anderson proceeded to tweak his injured ankle so make sure to check the injury report on Tuesday to
see how this will affect him going forward.

The Nationals Stephen Strasburg felt some tightness in his forearm during Monday’s game but continued
pitching and will be evaluated on Tuesday. It does not appear to be serious but it may be time to consider
moving Strasburg as his early game problems continued Monday as he allowed a walk, two hits and a run.

In only his second game since being called up, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado went 3-for-6 with a
home run, two RBI and three runs scored. He’s an immediate pickup should he still be available in your

Astros backup catcher, Carlos Corporan, came into Monday’s game a career .221 hitter and was hitting just
.250 on the season with no home runs and one RBI. But after a 4-for-5 performance that included a home run
and four RBI, Corporan is now hitting .360 in 25 at-bats. Corporan is not worth adding at this time but
bears watching.

Twins rookie, Oswaldo Arcia, went 2-for-3 including a double raising his batting average to .235.
Minnesota had six hits on the night. Keep an eye on Arcia as he has a few weeks left to prove that he
should stay with the Twins and not get sent down once Darin Mastroianni returns.

The Cubs Kevin Gregg continued to put a strangle-hold on the closers job as he went 1.1 scoreless innings
to earn his 4th save of the year.

The Giants Brandon Belt continued to break out of his early season slump by going 2-for-4 including a home
run and three RBI. Belt was a spring training sensation and is definitely worth trying to pickup on the
cheap as he looks like he’s heating up.

Jim Bukowski is the Content Manager and a fantasy writer for FantasySharks.com and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He can be reached at


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