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ARBITRATOR TO RULE ON COLLUSION CASE

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Baseball owners have two strikes against them when it comes to collusion cases. Arbitrator Georg Nicolau is about to decide if it's strike three.

Nicolau has told the players' union and management he will rule today whether owners were guilty of conspiring against free agents following the 1987 season.Arbitrator Thomas Roberts found owners guilty in the Collusion I case, which covered the 1985 free agents. And Nicolau found owners guilty in the Collusion II case, which dealt with the 1986 free agents.