Worth noting

Pearce, who has been out with that right abdominal strain since midway through the Orioles' win against the Twins on Friday, should be available for some in-game action in the next few days.

"He's doing good," Showalter said before Monday's game. "I can tell by his body language and his face. If it's not in the game today in an at-bat or playing first base, I think you'll see him get a little test run here in the near future -- hopefully some time during the Cincinnati series."

Relief pitcher Ryan Webb is expected to join Baltimore on Tuesday. He has been dealing with a minor shoulder issue that has kept him out the past few days with Triple-A Norfolk.

"If everything responds well from yesterday today, he'll be here tomorrow," Showalter said.

The O's are sending Minor Leaguers Dariel Alvarez, Buck Britton, Mike Ohlman, Henry Urrutia, Christian Walker, Brian Ward, Oliver Drake, Eddie Gamboa, Preston Guilmet, Brock Huntzinger, Chris Jones, Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright to Sarasota, Fla., to be on call for the Orioles.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.