Brandon Erbe on making the 40-man roster

Even though he has a splint on his right pinky finger that ended his time in the Arizona Fall League early, Wednesday was a good day for pitcher Brandon Erbe.

The Baltimorean and life-long O's fan from McDonogh High made the Orioles' 40-man roster for the first time.

"Just excitement," the 21-year-old Erbe said. "You're kind of one step closer and in the minors, that's your goal to continue to make progress. This is a step in the right direction. Being from Baltimore, now I can look on the website and see my name there, it hits home a little bit."

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