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How and why the Phillies roster fills out

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Did Aaron Cook grab a bullpen spot with another good outing on Saturday? What about the status of Yuniesky Betancourt, does he stay or go? When you try to figure out the 25-man roster for the Phillies, you can't just look at the numbers; here's why...

40-man roster spots: Right now, the Phillies have one open spot on their 40-man roster, but that's only because Carlos Ruiz, who is on the restricted list to serve a 25-game suspension, doesn't count against the total number of players. When he is eligible to rejoin the team a month from now, the Phillies would need to open up a spot for him unless they don't add to their roster as it stands now... Recommended Stories