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Orioles' Mike Wright turns back to sports psychology books to get his mind right for 2017

Orioles' Mike Wright turns back to sports psychology books to get his mind right for 2017

Mike Wright's year-end mental inventory of an uncomfortable and unsatisfying 2016 season made him realize he has been in such a place before, and knew just how to fix it.

Armed with the wisdom of well-worn books from his college coach and father, plus a sinker he hopes will completely change his profile on the mound, Wright hopes whatever role 2017 holds for him will be one he fills more satisfactorily for the Orioles. And more importantly, for himself.

"It's stretched all the way back to college," Wright said. "My freshman and sophomore year, I was terrible. … Good games here, bad games there. And then, my junior fall, my head coach gave me a book and I read...

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