The Phillies’ infield picture became a lot clearer Sunday afternoon when the team released Yuniesky Betancourt from his minor-league contract.

The move virtually assures that the Phillies will open the season with Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen as their two utility infielders, though nothing will be finalized until next Sunday afternoon when opening-day rosters have to be filed with the commissioner’s office.

Betancourt, who has been a regular shortstop on three major league clubs, hit .447 and played three positions in camp. Phillies officials would like to have kept Betancourt as infield depth, but he had an escape clause in his contract if he wasn’t added to the roster by Sunday and utilized it.

A number of teams, including the Cardinals, Yankees, Giants and Dodgers, have a need for utility infield help and Betancourt could end up with one of those clubs.

“He’ll play in the big leagues,” GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “It was a difficult decision. Yuni played great. The other guys played great. It’s an evaluation of what we feel is best for our club.”

Amaro said he had some trade discussions about Betancourt on Sunday, but nothing came to fruition.

The Phils’ infield now looks set with Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Michael Young, Galvis and Frandsen.

Decisions remain in the outfield, bullpen and at catcher.

Erik Kratz will be the opening day catcher. Steven Lerud and Humberto Quintero are locked in a close battle to be the second catcher.