MLB, players union settle potential collusion claims

Updated: November 6, 2006, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball players and owners settled potential claims that management may have conspired against free agents following the 2002 and 2003 seasons as part of an agreement that also dealt with about 40 grievances.

The settlement, made with no admissions of guilt, was agreed to last month at the same time the sides signed off on a five-year labor contract through the 2011 season.

Under the deal, a lump-sum $12 million payment from money already earmarked for players will be ...

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