WASHINGTON — The first day of Nolan Gorman’s All-Star break began at an airport before sunrise, included four flights, two stops at the Dallas airport, and several dozen swings in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, batting cage. It ended in Phoenix with a keener feel at the plate and a new bat model on the lathe.

By the time Gorman’s first flight took off, his teammate Lars Nootbaar had just finished taking at least 150 swings at a cage south of Los Angeles.

Derrick Goold

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