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January 21, 1988

The Major League Baseball Players Assn. filed a collusion grievance over this winter's free agents, the third straight year it has charged owners with conspiracy.

'It's become obvious to us that they're orchestrating prices," Gene Orza, associate general counsel of the union, said. "When there's interest from teams, it's remarkably similar."

Barry Rona, executive director of the owners' Player Relations Committee, denied the charges and said, "This union will never stop filing charges and will never be satisfied unless everyone has a five-year, guaranteed, multimillion contract."

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