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Mike Olt putting positive spin on Cubs' third-base competition

Mike Olt putting positive spin on Cubs' third-base competition

MESA, Ariz. — Before Luis Valbuena was traded and Kris Bryant moved closer to reaching the majors, Mike Olt attempted to conquer his biggest battle this offseason: his frame of mind. "You've got to take it all as a learning experience," said Olt, who will compete with Bryant this spring for the bulk of the playing time at third base. "It took me a while to figure it out. I felt like I dwelled on it a lot last year, and I put a lot of pressure on myself. "When you think of all the positive things you did, get over the negatives, you start to pick up something you can learn from last year.'' Manager Joe Maddon withheld judgment on forecasting...

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