The package greeted Yasiel Puig upon his arrival in the Dodgers clubhouse. It was a wooden crate, stamped with the logo of the television network AMC. Inside was a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, a prop from the zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead.”
Puig posed for photos with the gift, even if he was puzzled by it.
“He doesn’t watch,” said a Dodgers official who translated for Puig, who was not interested in being interviewed. “He doesn’t know why they sent it.”
Like this publicity stunt, Puig’s place in the construction of the Dodgers roster is also curious. Unable to find a landing spot for him at last year’s trade deadline, unwilling to play him every...