Julio Urías replaced by Will Smith, Austin Barnes on Dodgers mural

On the left you can still see Mookie Betts celebrating.

Clayton Kershaw remains on the right and holds up the Commissioner’s Trophy.

But the image of Julio Urías with his signature goggles and a Mexican flag no longer appears at the center of a mural at Dodger Stadium celebrating the team’s 2020 World Series championship.

The mural, located at the box-level entrance in right field, was covered earlier this month after Urías was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence outside BMO Stadium. But now the cover has been removed to reveal this Pictures of catchers Austin Barnes and Will Smith on the spot that once occupied that of Urías.

“I had to spend a few days adding @will.smith & @austin.barnes5 to the 2020 Dodgers World Series mural,” said the mural’s artist. Jonas Never, wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of his updated work. “It’s nice to be able to give the catchers some love.”

Never has painted numerous murals around Los Angeles, including one of Joe Kelly’s infamous pout on the side of Floyd’s 99 Barbershop in Silver Lake, less than two miles from Dodger Stadium.

“I also have another mural in the works at the stadium (not over any old walls… a new one),” Never wrote on Instagram last week.

Urías’ time with the Dodgers appears to be over. A second mural with his image at Dodger Stadium was painted over and his locker was cleared out. He is scheduled to be a free agent after the season.

In the new version of the mural at Never’s Dodger Stadium, Smith is seen pointing and yelling while running around the bases, and Barnes appears in catcher’s gear. Never and the Dodgers did not respond to The Times’ request for comment for this story.

Never’s Instagram timeline also features individual photos of Dodgers players. including Uriasstanding in front of the original version of the mural.

“I can’t get over how unreal it is to have a play at Dodger Stadium!” Never wrote in 2021. “So here are some more of my favorite photos (with some of my favorite players).”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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